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Any good books on Osteopathy

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by rehabie, Aug 3, 2000.

  1. rehabie

    rehabie Junior Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Hi all:
    I am interested in studying osteopathic medicine, and so I was wondering if anyone knows any good book that I can read to get myself familarize with this field.
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  3. TP

    TP Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 1999
    Norman Gevitz's book. I forgot the exact title so if you look up his name in it'll pull up the titles of all his books. I believe it's called D.Os. The book gives the history as well as a good overview. It's about 200pgs. but worth reading.
  4. DocGibby

    DocGibby Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    Gevitz's book is a mandatory reading before any DO interview. It's very informative.
  5. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Norman Gevitz:

    "The DO's: Osteopathic Medicine in America"
    ISBN: 0801843219
    EDITION: 28th
    PUBLISHER: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
    PUBLISHED: October 1, 1991

    Sells from $15-$17.50

    Excellent reading. Chronicles the history of the field and does a great job illustrating the early biases against Osteopathic medicine.

    It also allows you to compare the similarities and differences of what Dr. Still orginally had planned for Osteopathy and what it is today.

    Good luck.

    Joshua Paul Hazelton, CNA, EMT-B
    [email protected]
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2002)
    "D.O. Wannabe"

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  6. travisco

    travisco Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2000
    Denver, CO, USA
    Do any of you guys have recommendations for good clinical books about manipulation and OPP? So far I've only seen stuff about Cranial/Sacral Manipulation.
  7. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 1998
    Northern Liberties
    Leon Chaitow has a series of books on various areas of OMT...Muscle Energy, Positional Release, Palpatory Literacy, Cranial, etc, that are reasonably well done.

    JP Barral's books on Visceral Manipulation

    Phil Greenman's Principles of Manual Medicine.

    DiGiovanna - An Osteopathic Approach to Dx & Treatment

    The AAO has a booklist of other OMT books.

    The Kuchera's have produced several books, check with KCOM bookstore.

    John Upledger has written a few OMT books for the esoterically inclined.

    Karel Lewit's Rehabilitation of the Locomotor

    Fred Mitchell three volumes on Muscle Energy are excellent.

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  8. prefontaine

    prefontaine Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 1998
    Northern Liberties

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  9. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 1998
    Over the rainbow
    Fundamentals of Manual Therapy : Physiology, Neurology, and Psychology

    by Eyal Lederman, DO

    This book is written by a European DO and provides a very complete overview of maniipulative medicine from three different theoretical models. It is well-documented, and easy to read. You can order for $45.00 off of

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