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Description of Osteopathic Doctors

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by tryingagain, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. tryingagain

    tryingagain Soon to have no life
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    Does anyone know if there is a detailed website listing the different philosophies between M.D.s and D.O.s?
     
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    Use the links provided on this website.

    Also check out <a href="http://www.aacom.org" target="_blank">www.aacom.org</a> and <a href="http://www.aoa-net.org" target="_blank">www.aoa-net.org</a>

    Good luck
     
  4. Stillfocused

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    Two essential books in this regard. Both are excellent sociological histories of american medicine and they should be read together.

    The D.O.'s : Osteopathic Medicine in America
    by Norman Gevitz

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801843219/qid=1015894426/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801843219/qid=1015894426/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    Social Transformation of American Medicine
    by Paul Starr

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465079350/qid=1015894473/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465079350/qid=1015894473/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    This is a more recent publication than Gevitz and it looks at future challenges in addition to historical struggles. But, it is less focused and the writing is not as good.

    Osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress
    by R. Michael Gallagher (Editor), Frederick J. Humphrey, Marc S. Micozzi (Editor)

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0443079919/qid%3D1015894888/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0443079919/qid%3D1015894888/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    This is another good place to start.
    Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
    by Andrew Weil M.D.
     
  5. Stillfocused

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    These are two essential books in this regard. Both are excellent sociological histories of American medicine I think that they should be read together.

    The D.O.'s : Osteopathic Medicine in America
    by Norman Gevitz

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801843219/qid=1015894426/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801843219/qid=1015894426/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    Social Transformation of American Medicine
    by Paul Starr (The first 144 pages apply most directly to your question but the whole book is worth your time.)

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465079350/qid=1015894473/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465079350/qid=1015894473/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    This is a more recent publication than the Gevitz book and it looks at future challenges in addition to historical struggles. But, it is less focused and the writing is not as good.

    Osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress
    by R. Michael Gallagher (Editor), Frederick J. Humphrey, Marc S. Micozzi (Editor)

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0443079919/qid%3D1015894888/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0443079919/qid%3D1015894888/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    This is another good place to start. It simple and accessible with a nice narrative about Dr. Fulford.

    Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Enhance Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
    by Andrew Weil M.D.

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0449910644/qid=1015895003/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0449910644/qid=1015895003/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    This is the same author and a better book for your purposes. However, its out of print and must be bought used.

    Health and Healing
    by Andrew Weil

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0395731003/qid=1015896024/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0395731003/qid=1015896024/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    Also helpful.

    Dr. Fulford's Touch of Life : The Healing Power of the Natural Life Force
    by Robert C. Fulford, Gene Stone (Contributor)

    This is the most definitive work on osteopathic medicine to date but it is pricey.

    Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine
    by Robert C. Ward (Editor), John A. Jerome (Editor), John M., III Jones

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0683087924/qid=1015895696/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_21_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0683087924/qid=1015895696/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_21_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671556010/qid=1015895240/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671556010/qid=1015895240/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-0958998-7856040</a>

    In terms of web sites these are good for learning more about OPP/OMM. Check out their publications and books. You will find some of the most serious works of osteopathic philosophy there.

    <a href="http://www.academyofosteopathy.org" target="_blank">http://www.academyofosteopathy.org</a>

    <a href="http://www.cranialacademy.org" target="_blank">http://www.cranialacademy.org</a>

    These are also good web resources.

    <a href="http://www.osteohome.com" target="_blank">http://www.osteohome.com</a>

    <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/links/Gregorys_Osteopathic_Links" target="_blank">http://www.studentdoctor.net/links/Gregorys_Osteopathic_Links</a>

    IF you want to go deeper read everything by A.T. Still that you can get your hands on. Check out the JAOA 1901 - present. Of course, do not stop here; follow the references in the works cited above.
     
  6. crystalcompton

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    I did a research paper on the difference between MD's and DO's. So, I do know quite a bit about the 2.

    Let's just say, that I had first chose MD...cause that is all I knew. After the research, my heart was in DO practice.

    I could send u a copy of the paper if you wish. Just email me, if you'd like it. I could send it via email possibly.
     

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