Philosophy of Osteopathy
Andrew Taylor Still, D.O.
A. T. Still's
Table or Device,
That He Has Constructed For
THE USE OF THE OPERATOR,
THE EASE AND COMORT OF THF PATIENT.
It is a welcome success and does away with the lubberly
old tabies. It gives ease and support to all classes of patients.
By its use the patient can sit in a chair or on a stool and feel at perfect
ease during all treatments, then the operator gets results and is not tired
to death when he has treated a patient; knows and feels that there has
been some good done.
The asthmatic knows he has gotten help because pain
has left his chest and he breathes as with new lungs; he knows he is helped
more by one treatment while sitting on a chair with his body easy and at
rest in the cushioned swinging device than he would or has received by
the best skill on any table. Then the operator says, "Thank fortune,
I am not worn out, and know I have gotten every bone to the place it belongs,
and I know I have given satisfactory relief because my patients say so."
I think to an operator this device is his best friend.
With it well, understood he can do as much work as three good operators
can do on the old tables. Remember this device does no part of the
treatment but places the patient to your convenience while you do the work.
I feel as I am the discoverer of the device, that
I know its needs and feel free to advise pupils.
The device will cost you $2.5 only.
A. T. Still,
American School of Osteopathy,
The course of study in The American School of Osteopathy
is a carefully graded one, and is divided into four terms, of five months
each. The terms beginning September and February of each year.
The course thus requires two years for completion.
COURSE OF STUDY.
The course of study extends over two years, and is
divided into four terms of five months each.
The first term is devoted to Descriptive Anatomy
including Osteology, Syndesmology and Myology; lectures on Histology illustrated
by micro-stereoptican; the principles of General Chemistry and Physics.
The second term includes Descriptive and Regional
Anatomy; didactic and laboratory work in Histology; Physiology; Physiological
Chemistry and Urinalysis; Principles of Osteopathy; Clinical Demonstrations
The third term includes Demonstrations in Regional
Anatomy, Physiology; lectures in Pathology illustrated by micro-stereopticon:
Symptomatology; Physiological Psychology; Clinical Demonstrations in Osteopathy.
The fourth term includes Symptomatology; Minor Surgery;
didactic and laboratory work in Pathology; Psyco-Pathology; Gynaeocology;
Obstetrics; Sanitation and Public Health; Venereal Diseases; Medical Jurisprudence;
Clinical Demonstrations; Clinical Practice.
The school is open to students of both sexes without
distinction, and all have equal opportunities and privileges, and are held
to the same requirements.
The methods of instruction are such as obtain in
the best academic and collegiate institutions, and include recitations
from standard text-books, lectures, quizzes, practical laboratory work,
and practical clinical work.
The equipment of the school is complete in every
respect. The recitation and lecture rooms are amply provided with
all necessary means of illustration, such as specimens fresh and preserved,
skeletons, models, charts, manikins and diagrams.
The respective laboratories are fitted up with all
the necessary apparatus for practical work in the Anatomical, Histological,
Microscopical, Chemical and Physiological departments.
The clinical facilities and opportunities enjoyed
by students in this school are exceptional. An abundance of material
is always available for clinic demonstrations, which are continued daily
through two terms, with practical work in the clinic operating rooms by
each student, under the direction of the regular operators, daily during
the whole of the last term.
In addition to the regular clinical department, the
A. T. Still Infirmary has constantly under treatment from three hundred
to five hundred patients, and although the students do not see these patients,
the many cases of diseases of all kinds under the care of the regular operators
in the Infirmary give them constantly fresh and varied illustrations for
use in their lectures. Sometimes, too, patients whose cases may be
of special interest offer the use of their cases for the purpose of demonstration
before the students.
Opportunities are thus furnished to students for
such practice and drill in the actual work of treating diseases as we believe
is not equaled by any similar institution anywhere. The course of
study is progressively graded with a view to giving students a thorough
and comprehensive knowledge of the facts and principles upon which their
future work is to be based. These clinic exercises, in connection
and immediately following give them facility and readiness in the art of
applying the facts and principles
which they have acquired in recognizing and treating diseased conditions.
Catalogue mailed upon application. For information
as to terms, etc., apply to
A. T. STILL,
AMERICAN SCHOOL Of OSTEOPATHY.
THE A. T. STILL
Cures by the Science of Osteopathy all Diseases Which are Known as
Dr. A. T. STILL, founder of the Science of Osteopathy,
has associated with him, in his infirmary organization, the oldest and
most successful practitioners and exponents of the science, selected with
special reference to their fitness for the work of practically demonstrating
the principles of Osteopathy and occupying positions as teachers and lecturers
in the American School of Osteopathy. All are regular graduates of
The students in the school are not permitted to even
assist in treating the Infirmary patients. All the work is done by
The examination previous to treatment is conducted
by Dr. Still's three sons assisted by the operators. After examination
the patient is assigned to the room in which he or she will receive treatment,
and placed under the care of an osteopath best suited to the case.
The fees for treatment at the Infirmary are $25 per
month. Where patients are unable to come to the Infirmary for treatment,
an extra charge of $1 to $2 per visit is added. The Infirmary maintains
a complete bathing department in charge of competent attendants.
As good baths are therefore obtainable in Kirksville as in any city.
The charges are very moderate-twenty-five cents for a single bath, or $2.00
for a commutation ticket for ten baths. When bath tickets are procured
no other fees to attendants are necessary.
A representative of the Infirmary meets all trains,
day and night, to help all patients who may need assistance and see that
they are properly cared for.
To correct a misapprehension on the part of many,
it should be, understood that the A. T. STILL I.NFIRMARY is fully prepared
to receive and handle the most difficult cases requiring the highest order
of skilled surgery, and it is not necessary to send such cases to the great
city hospitals in the east for even the most difficult and delicate operations.
Dr. J. B. Littlejohn, of the faculty, is a graduate
in surgery from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and held for three
years the position of Surgeon under the Government Board of England, besides
other important and responsible positions in Europe and America.
Dr. Wm. Smith holds evidences of qualifications
as follows: Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgery, Edinburg; Licentiate
of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; Licentiate in
Midwifery, Edinburg and Glasgow; etc.
Cases requiring careful and delicate Surgery, the
removal of fibroid tumors, and in fact any operation of what, ever nature
will receive the best and most scientific treatment and care in this institution.
The management has now secured a powerful and perfect
Roentgen or X-Ray apparatus which will be used in connection with this
department, in the examination of difficult cases.
Patients coming to the A. T. Still Infirmary may
rely upon the fact that they will in no case be subjected to unnecessary
surgical operations, as the knife is never used unless absolutely necessary.
Address all letters of inquiry to
A. T. STILL INFIRMARY,