Dr. A. T. Still Founder of Osteopathy
M. A. Lane
1918
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
FOREWORD

CHAPTER I
A. T. STILL AS A MEDICAL THINKER

  • MEDICINE'S SLOW PAINFUL REFORM
  • HAHNEMANN, THE SECOND REFORMER
  • HELPED BY WEAKENING THE DOSE
  • ECLECTICISM THE THIRD REFORM
  • A. T. STILL, M. D., BROUGHT A SCIENTIFIC THERAPY
  • TRUTH USUALLY OBVIOUS AFTER BEING PROCLAIMED
  • ALL LATE RESEARCH SUPPORTS STILL'S THEORIES
  • RESULTS PROVE OSTEOPATHY SUCCESSFUL AS A THERAPY
  • OSTEOPATHY FOUNDED UPON BACKBONE LESION ADJUSTMENT
  • ZOOLOGY WILL SUPPORT THE LESION THEORY
  • THERE IS NO OTHER GENERAL THERAPY TODAY
CHAPTER II
A. T. STILL, SCIENTIST AND REFORMER
  • ANTICIPATED THE BEST SCIENTIFIC THINKING OF EUROPE
  • HIS TWO GREAT DISCOVERIES, LESIONS AND IMMUNITY
  • WAS FIRST TO ANNOUNCE THE THEORY OF IMMUNITY
  • OSTEOPATHY AVAILABLE IN THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • EUROPEAN RESEARCH HAS CONFIRMED STILL'S TEACHINGS
  • THE BLOOD CARRIES THE BODY'S HEALING
  • HIS IMMUNITY GENERALIZATION REQUIRED YEARS TO BE UNDERSTOOD
  • GREAT THINKERS LAUNCH MANY IDEAS THAT ARE FOUND WRONG
  • VAGARIES OF OTHER GREAT SCIENTIFIC REFORMERS
CHAPTER III
DOCTOR STILL AS A THERAPEUTIST
  • PURE OSTEOPATHY MAKES NO APOLOGY FOR CONSISTENCY
  • MANIPULATION IS ITS METHOD OF APPLICATION
  • THE OSTEOPATH PRODUCES TROPISMS IN THE BODY
  • THE BLOOD CONTAINS THE MECHANISM OF HEALING
  • HUMAN BODY UNDER CONTROL OF OSTEOPATHIC FINGERS
  • WHEN DOCTORS DENOUNCED THE PHARMACOLOGISTS
  • HE FIRST PERCEIVED THE TRUTH OF GENERAL IMMUNITY
  • OSTEOPATHY A COMPLEX SYSTEM
  • CAUSES THE HUMAN ORGANISM TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES
CHAPTER IV
OSTEOPATHY IN THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • INFLUENZA
  • OSTEOPATHY ABORTS INFECTIONS
  • VACCINE EXPERIMENTS
  • SERUM TESTS TO IDENTIFY VARIOUS DISEASES
  • WHEN OSTEOPATHIC LESIONS ARE CAUSED BY TOXINS
  • A MOVING PICTURE OF THE BODY'S REACTIONS
  • SCARLET FEVER AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • DIPHTHERIA ACCORDING TO OSTEOPATHIC TRADITION
CHAPTER V
OSTEOPATHY IN THE INFLAMMATORY DISEASES
  • WHY INFLAMMATION CAUSES PAIN
  • DR. STILL EARLY PERCEIVED THAT THE BLOOD CURES
  • THERE IS NO PUS IN THE BLOOD
  • HOW A BOIL IS CAUSED
  • HOW THE BLOOD WORKS ITS CURE
  • WHY OSTEOPATHY PREVENTS A SECOND CROP
  • HEALTHFUL BLOOD NATURE'S BEST GERMICIDE
  • VIRULENT TONSILLITIS
  • DRUGS DO NOT ACT LIKE OSTEOPATHY
  • INCREASING THE BODY'S RESISTANCE
  • WHY OSTEOPATHY REFRESHES AFTER FATIGUE
CHAPTER VI
OSTEOPATHY IN THE GROUP OF SO-CALLED "RHEUMATIC" DISEASES 
  • NEARLY ALL PAINS ONCE CALLED "RHEUMATIC"
  • WHEN DUE TO ANATOMICAL MAL-ADJUSTMENTS
  • INTERCOSTAL NEURALGIA
  • BRACHIAL NEURITIS
  • PROMISCUOUS TONSIL SLAUGHTER
  • A DISABLED ARCH OF THE FOOT
  • SCIATICA FROM A SLIPPED PELVIS
  • INFECTIOUS VARIETIES OF "RHEUMATISM"
  • INFLAMMATORY "RHEUMATISM "
  • OSTEOPATHY BUILDS UP THE BODY'S OWN RESISTANCE
  • "RHEUMATIC" HEART
  • THE EARLIER OSTEOPATHY IS APPLIED, THE BETTER
  • WHEN DUE TO PUS POCKETS
  • PULLING TEETH RUTHLESSLY ANOTHER ERROR
  • WHEN RESULTING FROM INTESTINAL PUTREFACTION
  • GONORRHEAL ARTHRITIS
  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
  • OSTEOPATHY AVAILABLE IN PAINS OF MECHANICAL AND GERM ORIGIN BOTH
CHAPTER VII
HOW THE HUMAN BODY IS OPERATED
  • OUR BODIES BUILT FROM CELLS LIKE A HOUSE OF BRICKS
  • SCHWANN'S CELL DISCOVERY WAS A FORERUNNER OF OSTEOPATHY
  • SOME OF THE STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES OF NERVE CELLS
  • ALL OTHER STRUCTURES VASSALS OF THE BRAIN AND NERVES
  • BODY'S CHEMICAL ACTION UNDER CONTROL OF THE NERVES
CHAPTER VIII
"THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE" AND HOW OSTEOPATHY KEEPS IT PURE
  • ALL THE FACTS OF MODERN RESEARCH CONFIRM OSTEOPATHY
  • LIVING BODY MANUFACTURES SUBSTANCES THAT PROTECT IT
  • THESE FACTS OF IMMUNITY EXPLAIN OSTEOPATHY'S RESULTS
  • HOW THE "WIDAL TEST" TO DETECT TYPHOID WORKS OUT
  • OSTEOPATHY ASSISTS THE MAKING OF LIFE-SAVING ANTI-BODIES
  • ACTUAL INVESTIGATORS PUT FORTH NO CLAIMS AS TO CURES
  • STILL FORETOLD WHAT LATER RESEARCH HAS ESTABLISHED
  • SCIENCE PROVES CURE OF DISEASE LIES IN THE BLOOD AND TISSUES
  • EHRLICH PROVED OUR NATURAL BLOOD RESISTANCE TO DISEASE
  • OUR WHITE BLOOD CELLS ALSO DESTROY DISEASE GERMS
  • OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE UPHELD BY ALL BIOLOGIC DISCOVERY
  • WHY OSTEOPATHS COMPRISE A DISTINCT PROFESSION
CHAPTER IX
BODY CHEMISTRY, GERMS AND OSTEOPATHY
  • THE CHEMISTRY OF THE LIVING BODY
  • NATURAL CONTROL OF THE BODY'S CHEMISTRY
  • THE BODY MAKES ITS OWN MEDICINES
  • OSTEOPATHIC ADJUSTMENT SAVES THE DAY
  • HOW OSTEOPATHS GIVE POWER TO THE HEART
  • OSTEOPATHY FIGHTS ON THE SIDE OF NATURE
  • SCIENTIFIC MEN NEVER TAKE DRUGS THEMSELVES
  • THE GREAT EHRLICH ABANDONED SERUM "CURES"
  • OSTEOPATHS AS RESEARCHERS OF THE LIVING BODY
  • THE LITTLE LEFT TO SERUM THERAPY
  • INFANTILE PARALYSIS
  • RHEUMATISM
  • MALARIAL FEVER
CHAPTER X
OSTEOPATHY POTENT WHERE SERUMS AND VACCINES FAIL
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF VITAL CONCERN TO ALL
  • OSTEOPATHY ACTS LIKE A SPECIFIC TREATMENT FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • ABOUT THIRTY KNOWN PATHOGENIC MICRO-ORGANISMS
  • DESTRUCTION REALLY CAUSED BY THE BODY'S REACTION AGAINST THE GERM
  • INFECTIOUS AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES MAINLY COMMUNICABLE BY HUMAN CONTACT
  • EPIDEMICS
  • A. T. STILL, THE PIONEER IMMUNOLOGIST
  • DIPHTHERIA
  • THEORIES OF IMMUNOLOGISTS PARALLEL THE RESULTS OF OSTEOPATHS
  • THE A. T. STILL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

FOREWORD

Believing that the time is auspicious for publishing an appreciation of Dr. Still's work and a study of the place he occupies, and will continue to occupy for all time, in the history of medicine, the publishers looked around some time ago to select an author in all ways capable of writing such a study and an appreciation, and we were fortunate enough to secure the willing service of a man whose own life work has eminently fitted him for the task a man who came into osteopathy several years ago with an already established international reputation for his own original researches in pure biological science, and who is today devoting his life to original research in osteopathy and the scientific teaching of the osteopaths of the future. We refer to M. A. Lane, professor of pathology in the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, and director of the post-graduate laboratory there for clinical diagnosis. Professor Lane's name and discoveries are familiar to the students of medicine in all the great university schools of medicine in this country and Europe. They were discussed with high praise by Professor Ernest LaGuesse of the University of Lille, France, at the International Medical Congress at Buda-Pesth in 1908; they are recorded in the new text-book of Professor Biedl, professor of internal secretions at the University of Vienna; in the new text-book of applied anatomy of the late Baron Treves, the foremost of British surgeons, and late surgeon to the King; in the new text-book of Starling, the foremost of English physiologists; in the new text-book of Professor Stewart, the foremost of British-American physiologists; in the new text-book of pathology of Professor Mallory of Harvard University Medical School, the foremost American pathologist; in the new textbook of histology of Professor Ferguson; in the review of the world's research work by Dr. Albert Oppel, of the University of Halle, a foremost authority in Germany and in Europe and America. Professor Lane has written these chapters on Doctor Andrew Taylor Still and his place in medicine with the pen of a man whose touches are sure and true, whose insight comes from practical and precise knowledge, and whose acquaintance with the historical development of medical science is inferior to that of no American writer on these subjects. In these analyses we see the "Old Doctor" rising to the full measure of his scientific stature; we see for the first time the complete articulation of osteopathy with the scientific progress of the age, and we see, again for the first time, portrayed the fundamental rock upon which Andrew Taylor Still laid down his science and art when he gave osteopathy to the world. Although the contents of this book were written for publication as ten independent articles, each discussing a phase of Dr. Still's work, they articulate naturally without revision when grouped as chapters in a book, revealing only slight evidence here and there of repeating a statement or allusion, which of course, would not have been the case had the author written his matter in the first place for publication as a book.

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