A Manual of Osteopathy
Eduard W. Goetz, D.O.
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
THE prime object of the second edition of this Manual
of Osteopathy is to bring it up to the present high plane reached through
the steady advancement made in the science.
Since the first edition was placed on the market
much additional knowledge has been gained through experience. Numerous
changes and additions have been made necessary in order that the volume
might be brought strictly up to date.
It is not the author's purpose to incorporate in
the book all that there is in Osteopathy, nor does he wish to convey such
an idea. On the contrary he has laid down only some of the fundamental
principles and has endeavored to demonstrate the efficacy of the science
by the simplest kind of instructions as to the method of treatment.
A mere reading of the book cannot possibly result
in one's becoming a full fledged Osteopath. The intention is simply
to impart sufficient knowledge of the mode of procedure to enable the careful
reader to apply the treatment in his home in case of emergency and until
such a time as a regular practicing Osteopath can be called in should that
be found necessary. The instructions are lucid and if faithfully
and intelligently followed can result in nothing but a bettered condition
of the patient.
The manual is the only work of the kind before the
public which embodies with Osteopathy the three accessories of diet, baths
and exercise, and through these agencies the author hopes to accomplish
much in the direction of alleviating the physical distress of suffering
OSTEOPATHY IS NOT MASSAGE, a fact that even a cursory
glance through the following pages will prove beyond a doubt.
Osteopathy is absolutely a science and its discovery
one of the greatest boons with which mankind has been blessed.
Cincinnati, O., April, 1905.
EDUARD W. GOETZ, D. O.