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Philosophy of Osteopathy

By A. T. (Andrew Taylor) Still
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  • Philosophy of Osteopathy;
  • BY
  • ANDREW T. STILL,
  • Preface.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • Philosophy of Osteopathy.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • Some Introductory Remarks.
      • NOT A WORK OF COMPILATION.
      • AUTHORS QUOTED.
      • METHOD OF REASONING.
      • THE OSTEOPATH AN ARTIST.
      • WHEN I BECAME AN OSTEOPATH.
      • DR. NEAL'S OPINION.
      • THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS.
      • WHAT STUDIES NECESSARY.
      • WHAT I MEAN BY ANATOMY.
      • PRINCIPLES.
      • THE PRACTICING OSTEOPATH'S GUIDE.
      • THE FASCIA.
      • NOT A PLEASANT TASK.
      • WITHOUT ACCEPTED THEORIES.
      • TRUTHS OF NATURE.
      • BODY, MOTION AND MIND.
      • OSTEOPATHY TO CURE DISEASE.
      • THE OSTEOPATH SHOULD FIND HEALTH.
    • NOT A WORK OF COMPILATION.
    • AUTHORS QUOTED.
    • METHOD OF REASONING.
    • THE OSTEOPATH AN ARTIST.
    • WHEN I BECAME AN OSTEOPATH.
    • DR. NEAL'S OPINION.
    • THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS.
    • WHAT STUDIES NECESSARY.
    • WHAT I MEAN BY ANATOMY.
    • PRINCIPLES.
    • THE PRACTICING OSTEOPATH'S GUIDE.
    • THE FASCIA.
    • NOT A PLEASANT TASK.
    • WITHOUT ACCEPTED THEORIES.
    • TRUTHS OF NATURE.
    • BODY, MOTION AND MIND.
    • OSTEOPATHY TO CURE DISEASE.
    • THE OSTEOPATH SHOULD FIND HEALTH.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • Osteopathic Explorations.
      • DIVISIONS OF THE BODY.
      • SEARCHING FOR THE CAUSE.
      • DUTY OF THE OSTEOPATHIC EXPLORER.
      • CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION.
      • THE ABNORMAL.
      • NERVE POWERS.
      • WITNESSES TO EXAMINE.
      • ABNORMAL GROWTHS.
      • CEREBRO SPINAL FLUID.
      • BODY IN PERFECT HEALTH.
      • CHEMISTRY.
      • NATURE'S CHEMISTRY.
      • CORRECT METHOD OF REASONING.
    • DIVISIONS OF THE BODY.
    • SEARCHING FOR THE CAUSE.
    • DUTY OF THE OSTEOPATHIC EXPLORER.
    • CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION.
    • THE ABNORMAL.
    • NERVE POWERS.
    • WITNESSES TO EXAMINE.
    • ABNORMAL GROWTHS.
    • CEREBRO SPINAL FLUID.
    • BODY IN PERFECT HEALTH.
    • CHEMISTRY.
    • NATURE'S CHEMISTRY.
    • CORRECT METHOD OF REASONING.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • The Head.
      • A FREE CIRCULATION.
      • DEATH BLOWS.
      • SOMETHING OF THE NECK.
      • ORDER OF TREATMENT.
      • THE PELVIS.
      • THE BRAIN OF ANIMALS.
      • ARTERIAL MOTION.
      • MENTAL VIBRATIONS.
      • THE WHEELS OF THOUGHT.
      • OVERBURDENING THE MIND.
      • HEMIPLEGIA.
    • A FREE CIRCULATION.
    • DEATH BLOWS.
    • SOMETHING OF THE NECK.
    • ORDER OF TREATMENT.
    • THE PELVIS.
    • THE BRAIN OF ANIMALS.
    • ARTERIAL MOTION.
    • MENTAL VIBRATIONS.
    • THE WHEELS OF THOUGHT.
    • OVERBURDENING THE MIND.
    • HEMIPLEGIA.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • Ear Wax and Its Uses.
      • NATURE MAKES NOTHING IN VAIN.
      • A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT.
      • A QUESTION FOR AGES.
      • THE POSITION.
      • MEANING OF LIFE.
      • SOME QUESTIONS ASKED.
      • CONDITIONS IN CERTAIN DISEASES, CAUSED BY COLDS.
      • CERUMEN IN FLUID STATE.
      • WINTER KILLS BABIES.
      • SOME ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
      • A CASE IN POINT.
      • CONNECTION OF BRAIN AND OTHER NERVES IN DIGESTION.
      • UNAIDED INVESTIGATION.
    • NATURE MAKES NOTHING IN VAIN.
    • A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT.
    • A QUESTION FOR AGES.
    • THE POSITION.
    • MEANING OF LIFE.
    • SOME QUESTIONS ASKED.
    • CONDITIONS IN CERTAIN DISEASES, CAUSED BY COLDS.
    • CERUMEN IN FLUID STATE.
    • WINTER KILLS BABIES.
    • SOME ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
    • A CASE IN POINT.
    • CONNECTION OF BRAIN AND OTHER NERVES IN DIGESTION.
    • UNAIDED INVESTIGATION.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • Diseases of the Chest.
      • WHERE CONFINED.
      • CONSUMPTION.
      • HOW CONSUMPTION USUALLY BEGINS.
      • CAN CONSUMPTION BE CURED?
      • CONSUMPTION DESCRIBED.
      • NO TIME FOR SURRENDER.
      • CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID.
      • HOW TO DESTROY DEADLY BOMBS OF DECAY.
      • BATTLE OF BLOOD FOR LIFE.
      • MILITIS TUBERCULOSIS.
      • CONVERSION OF BODIES INTO GAS.
      • FORMING A TUBERCLE.
      • BREEDING CONTAGION.
      • THE SEEDS OF DISEASE.
      • GENERATING FEVER.
      • WHOOPING COUGH.
      • CLOUDS AND LUNGS ARE MUCH ALIKE.
      • THE WISDOM OF NATURE.
      • WATER FORMED IN LUNGS.
      • THE LAW OF FIVES.
      • FEEBLE ACTION OF HEART.
      • THE HEART.
      • FROM NECK TO HEART.
      • DYSPEPSIA OR IMPERFECT DIGESTION.
      • QUESTIONS OF GAS.
    • WHERE CONFINED.
    • CONSUMPTION.
    • HOW CONSUMPTION USUALLY BEGINS.
    • CAN CONSUMPTION BE CURED?
    • CONSUMPTION DESCRIBED.
    • NO TIME FOR SURRENDER.
    • CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID.
    • HOW TO DESTROY DEADLY BOMBS OF DECAY.
    • BATTLE OF BLOOD FOR LIFE.
    • MILITIS TUBERCULOSIS.
    • CONVERSION OF BODIES INTO GAS.
    • FORMING A TUBERCLE.
    • BREEDING CONTAGION.
    • THE SEEDS OF DISEASE.
    • GENERATING FEVER.
    • WHOOPING COUGH.
    • CLOUDS AND LUNGS ARE MUCH ALIKE.
    • THE WISDOM OF NATURE.
    • WATER FORMED IN LUNGS.
    • THE LAW OF FIVES.
    • FEEBLE ACTION OF HEART.
    • THE HEART.
    • FROM NECK TO HEART.
    • DYSPEPSIA OR IMPERFECT DIGESTION.
    • QUESTIONS OF GAS.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • The Lymphatics.
      • IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECT.
      • DEMANDS OF NATURE ON THE LYMPHATICS.
      • DUNGLINSON'S DEFINITION.
      • DANGERS OF DEAD SUBSTANCES.
      • LYMPH CONTINUED.
      • NATURE'S SOLVENTS.
      • WHERE ARE THE LYMPHATICS SITUATED?
      • THE FAT AND LEAN.
    • IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECT.
    • DEMANDS OF NATURE ON THE LYMPHATICS.
    • DUNGLINSON'S DEFINITION.
    • DANGERS OF DEAD SUBSTANCES.
    • LYMPH CONTINUED.
    • NATURE'S SOLVENTS.
    • WHERE ARE THE LYMPHATICS SITUATED?
    • THE FAT AND LEAN.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • The Diaphragm.
      • INVESTIGATION.
      • A STRUGGLE WITH NATURE.
      • LESSON OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
      • SOMETHING OF MEDICAL ETIQUETTE.
      • THE MEDICAL DOCTOR.
      • AN EXPLORER FOR TRUTH MUST BE INDEPENDENT.
      • THE DIAPHRAGM INTRODUCED.
      • A USEFUL STUDY.
      • COMBATTING EFFECTS.
      • IS LEAST UNDERSTOOD.
      • A CASE OF BILIOUS FEVER.
      • A DEMAND ON THE NERVES.
      • DANGER OF COMPRESSION.
      • A CAUSE FOR DISEASE.
      • WAS A MISTAKE MADE IN THE CREATION?
      • AN EXPLORATION.
      • RESULT OF REMOVAL OF DIAPHRAGM.
      • SUSTAINING LIFE PRINCIPLES.
      • STALE LIFE.
      • LAW APPLICABLE TO OTHER ORGANS.
      • POWER OF DIAPHRAGM.
      • OMENTUM.
    • INVESTIGATION.
    • A STRUGGLE WITH NATURE.
    • LESSON OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
    • SOMETHING OF MEDICAL ETIQUETTE.
    • THE MEDICAL DOCTOR.
    • AN EXPLORER FOR TRUTH MUST BE INDEPENDENT.
    • THE DIAPHRAGM INTRODUCED.
    • A USEFUL STUDY.
    • COMBATTING EFFECTS.
    • IS LEAST UNDERSTOOD.
    • A CASE OF BILIOUS FEVER.
    • A DEMAND ON THE NERVES.
    • DANGER OF COMPRESSION.
    • A CAUSE FOR DISEASE.
    • WAS A MISTAKE MADE IN THE CREATION?
    • AN EXPLORATION.
    • RESULT OF REMOVAL OF DIAPHRAGM.
    • SUSTAINING LIFE PRINCIPLES.
    • STALE LIFE.
    • LAW APPLICABLE TO OTHER ORGANS.
    • POWER OF DIAPHRAGM.
    • OMENTUM.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • Liver, Bowels and Kidneys.
      • GENDER OF THE LIVER.
      • PRODUCTIONS OF THE LIVER.
      • A HOPE FOR THE AFFLICTED.
      • EVIDENCES OF TRUTH.
      • LOADED WITH IGNORANCE.
      • LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE KIDNEY.
      • HOW A PURGATIVE ACTS.
      • FLUX (BLOODY DYSENTERY.)
      • HOW DOES THE OSTEOPATH CURE?
      • FLUX MORE FULLY DESCRIBED.
      • OSTEOPATHIC REMEDIES.
      • MEDICAL REMEDIES.
      • MORE OF THE OSTEOPATHIC REMEDY.
    • GENDER OF THE LIVER.
    • PRODUCTIONS OF THE LIVER.
    • A HOPE FOR THE AFFLICTED.
    • EVIDENCES OF TRUTH.
    • LOADED WITH IGNORANCE.
    • LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE KIDNEY.
    • HOW A PURGATIVE ACTS.
    • FLUX (BLOODY DYSENTERY.)
    • HOW DOES THE OSTEOPATH CURE?
    • FLUX MORE FULLY DESCRIBED.
    • OSTEOPATHIC REMEDIES.
    • MEDICAL REMEDIES.
    • MORE OF THE OSTEOPATHIC REMEDY.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • The Blood.
      • USES FOR FLUIDS.
      • BLOOD AN UNKNOWN FLUID.
      • HARVEY ONLY REACHED THE BANKS OF THE RIVER OF LIFE.
      • BLOOD IS SYSTEMATICALLY FURNISHED.
      • FATALITY OF IGNORANCE.
      • TO FIND THE CAUSE.
      • MUST BE HONEST.
      • FOLLOWING ARTERIES AND NERVES.
      • FEEDING THE NERVES.
      • THE BLOOD ON ITS JOURNEY.
      • POWERS NECESSARY TO MOVE BLOOD.
      • VENOUS BLOOD SUSPENDED.
    • USES FOR FLUIDS.
    • BLOOD AN UNKNOWN FLUID.
    • HARVEY ONLY REACHED THE BANKS OF THE RIVER OF LIFE.
    • BLOOD IS SYSTEMATICALLY FURNISHED.
    • FATALITY OF IGNORANCE.
    • TO FIND THE CAUSE.
    • MUST BE HONEST.
    • FOLLOWING ARTERIES AND NERVES.
    • FEEDING THE NERVES.
    • THE BLOOD ON ITS JOURNEY.
    • POWERS NECESSARY TO MOVE BLOOD.
    • VENOUS BLOOD SUSPENDED.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • The Fascia.
      • WHERE DISEASE IS SOWN.
      • AN ILLUSTRATION OF CONCEPTION.
      • THE GREATEST PROBLEM.
      • A FOUNTAIN OF SUPPLY.
      • FASCIA OMNIPRESENT.
      • CONNECTION WITH THE SPINAL CORD.
      • GOES WITH AND COVERS ALL MUSCLES.
      • PROOFS IN CONTAGION.
      • STUDY OF NERVES AND FASCIA.
      • TUMEFY, TUMEFACTION.
      • MEDICAL DOCTOR'S TREATMENT.
    • WHERE DISEASE IS SOWN.
    • AN ILLUSTRATION OF CONCEPTION.
    • THE GREATEST PROBLEM.
    • A FOUNTAIN OF SUPPLY.
    • FASCIA OMNIPRESENT.
    • CONNECTION WITH THE SPINAL CORD.
    • GOES WITH AND COVERS ALL MUSCLES.
    • PROOFS IN CONTAGION.
    • STUDY OF NERVES AND FASCIA.
    • TUMEFY, TUMEFACTION.
    • MEDICAL DOCTOR'S TREATMENT.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • Fevers.
      • BE ARMED WITH FACTS.
      • UNION OF HUMAN GASES WITH OXYGEN.
      • FEVER AND NETTLE-RASH.
      • NATURE CONSTRUCTS TO SUIT A WISE PURPOSE.
      • PROCESSES OF LIFE MUST BE KEPT IN MOTION.
      • NO SATISFACTION FROM AUTHORS.
      • ANIMAL HEAT.
      • SEMEIOLOGY.
      • SYMPTOMATOLOGY.
      • POTTER'S DEFINITION OF FEVER.
      • FEVERS ONLY EFFECTS.
      • RESULT OF STOPPAGE OF VEIN OR ARTERY.
      • ANEURISMS.
    • BE ARMED WITH FACTS.
    • UNION OF HUMAN GASES WITH OXYGEN.
    • FEVER AND NETTLE-RASH.
    • NATURE CONSTRUCTS TO SUIT A WISE PURPOSE.
    • PROCESSES OF LIFE MUST BE KEPT IN MOTION.
    • NO SATISFACTION FROM AUTHORS.
    • ANIMAL HEAT.
    • SEMEIOLOGY.
    • SYMPTOMATOLOGY.
    • POTTER'S DEFINITION OF FEVER.
    • FEVERS ONLY EFFECTS.
    • RESULT OF STOPPAGE OF VEIN OR ARTERY.
    • ANEURISMS.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • Scarlet Fever and Smallpox.
      • AS DEFINED BY ALLOPATHY.
      • SCARLET FEVER AS DEFINED BY OSTEOPATHY.
      • SMALLPOX.
      • POWER TO DRIVE GREATER THAN IN MEASLES.
    • AS DEFINED BY ALLOPATHY.
    • SCARLET FEVER AS DEFINED BY OSTEOPATHY.
    • SMALLPOX.
    • POWER TO DRIVE GREATER THAN IN MEASLES.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • A Chapter of Wonders and Some Valuable Questions.
      • WONDERS ON THE INCREASE.
      • WHAT IS LIFE?
      • HOW IS ACTION PRODUCED.
      • ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH THE MACHINERY.
      • DUTY OF THE OSTEOPATH.
      • FORMATION OF SACRUM.
      • THE PELVIS.
      • APPEARANCE OF ŒDEMA.
      • DO ALL DISEASES HAVE BEGINNING IN ŒDEMA?
      • QUESTIONS FOR THE OSTEOPATH.
    • WONDERS ON THE INCREASE.
    • WHAT IS LIFE?
    • HOW IS ACTION PRODUCED.
    • ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH THE MACHINERY.
    • DUTY OF THE OSTEOPATH.
    • FORMATION OF SACRUM.
    • THE PELVIS.
    • APPEARANCE OF ŒDEMA.
    • DO ALL DISEASES HAVE BEGINNING IN ŒDEMA?
    • QUESTIONS FOR THE OSTEOPATH.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • Has Man Degenerated?
      • THE ADVENT OF MAN.
      • CARE OF THE STOCK RAISER.
      • MENTAL DEGENERATION MAKES IT UNPLEASANT FOR THE ORIGINAL THINKER.
      • ORIGINAL THINKERS OF THE ANCIENTS.
      • METHODS OF HEALING.
      • FAILURE OF ALLOPATHY.
      • PRIMITIVE MAN.
      • EVIDENCES OF PREHISTORIC MAN.
      • MENTAL DWARFAGE.
    • THE ADVENT OF MAN.
    • CARE OF THE STOCK RAISER.
    • MENTAL DEGENERATION MAKES IT UNPLEASANT FOR THE ORIGINAL THINKER.
    • ORIGINAL THINKERS OF THE ANCIENTS.
    • METHODS OF HEALING.
    • FAILURE OF ALLOPATHY.
    • PRIMITIVE MAN.
    • EVIDENCES OF PREHISTORIC MAN.
    • MENTAL DWARFAGE.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • Osteopathic Treatment.
      • FIVE POINTS.
      • VISCERAL LIST.
      • CARE IN TREATING THE SPINAL CORD.
      • HOW TO TREAT THE SPINAL COLUMN.
      • MOST IMPORTANT CHAPTER OF ALL.
      • PERFECT DRAINAGE.
      • WHAT TREATING MEANS.
      • A NATURAL CURE.
    • FIVE POINTS.
    • VISCERAL LIST.
    • CARE IN TREATING THE SPINAL CORD.
    • HOW TO TREAT THE SPINAL COLUMN.
    • MOST IMPORTANT CHAPTER OF ALL.
    • PERFECT DRAINAGE.
    • WHAT TREATING MEANS.
    • A NATURAL CURE.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • Reasoning Tests.
      • THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX.
      • OPERATING FOR APPENDICITIS.
      • EXPELLING POWER OF THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX.
      • CARE EXERCISED IN MAKING ASSERTIONS.
      • REASONING TESTS.
      • THE ABDOMEN.
      • A LIST OF UNEXPLAINED DISEASES.
      • CONCLUDING REMARKS.
    • THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX.
    • OPERATING FOR APPENDICITIS.
    • EXPELLING POWER OF THE VERMIFORM APPENDIX.
    • CARE EXERCISED IN MAKING ASSERTIONS.
    • REASONING TESTS.
    • THE ABDOMEN.
    • A LIST OF UNEXPLAINED DISEASES.
    • CONCLUDING REMARKS.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • Obstetrics.
      • OVERLOADING.
      • BIRTHS.
      • PREPARATION FOR DELIVERY.
      • CAUTION.
      • SECOND EXAMINATION.
      • LASCERATION NEED NOT OCCUR.
      • CARE OF CORD.
      • SEVERING CORD.
      • PUTTING ON BELLY BAND.
      • DELIVERY OF AFTERBIRTH.
      • PREPARING FOR MOTHER'S COMFORT.
      • POST-DELIVERY HEMORRHAGE.
      • TREATMENT FOR.
      • FOOD FOR MOTHER.
      • TREATMENT FOR SORE BREAST.
    • OVERLOADING.
    • BIRTHS.
    • PREPARATION FOR DELIVERY.
    • CAUTION.
    • SECOND EXAMINATION.
    • LASCERATION NEED NOT OCCUR.
    • CARE OF CORD.
    • SEVERING CORD.
    • PUTTING ON BELLY BAND.
    • DELIVERY OF AFTERBIRTH.
    • PREPARING FOR MOTHER'S COMFORT.
    • POST-DELIVERY HEMORRHAGE.
    • TREATMENT FOR.
    • FOOD FOR MOTHER.
    • TREATMENT FOR SORE BREAST.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • Convulsions.
      • OLD PHRASES.
      • RESULT OF STOPPAGE OF FLUIDS.
      • OLD THEORY OF FITS.
      • WHAT THE REAL CAUSE MAY BE.
      • LISTEN FOR THE CAUSE.
      • WHAT IS A FIT?
      • SENSORY SYSTEM DEMANDING NOURISHMENT.
      • THE CAUSES.
      • THE REMEDY.
      • DISLOCATION OF THE FOUR UPPER RIBS.
    • OLD PHRASES.
    • RESULT OF STOPPAGE OF FLUIDS.
    • OLD THEORY OF FITS.
    • WHAT THE REAL CAUSE MAY BE.
    • LISTEN FOR THE CAUSE.
    • WHAT IS A FIT?
    • SENSORY SYSTEM DEMANDING NOURISHMENT.
    • THE CAUSES.
    • THE REMEDY.
    • DISLOCATION OF THE FOUR UPPER RIBS.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • Concluding Remarks.
      • THOUGHTS FOR CONSIDERATION.
      • OFFERING A NEW PHILOSOPHY.
      • LYMPHATICS AND FASCIA.
      • A SATISFACTORY EXPERIMENT.
      • NATURAL WASHING OUT.
    • THOUGHTS FOR CONSIDERATION.
    • OFFERING A NEW PHILOSOPHY.
    • LYMPHATICS AND FASCIA.
    • A SATISFACTORY EXPERIMENT.
    • NATURAL WASHING OUT.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • The Superior Cervical Ganglion.
      • WITH WHAT IT HAS COMMUNICATION.
      • ITS POSITION.
      • ONE OF ITS FUNCTIONS.
      • STIMULATION OR INHIBITION.
      • THE END.
    • WITH WHAT IT HAS COMMUNICATION.
    • ITS POSITION.
    • ONE OF ITS FUNCTIONS.
    • STIMULATION OR INHIBITION.
    • THE END.
    • FOOTNOTES
  • A. T. Still's Table or Device,
    • That He Has Constructed For
    • The Use of The Operator, The Ease And Comfort of The Patient.
  • The American School of Osteopathy,
    • KIRKSVILLE, MO.
      • COURSE OF STUDY.
      • FIRST TERM.
      • SECOND TERM.
      • THIRD TERM.
      • FOURTH TERM.
    • COURSE OF STUDY.
    • FIRST TERM.
    • SECOND TERM.
    • THIRD TERM.
    • FOURTH TERM.
  • The A. T. Still Infirmary
    • Cures by the Science of Osteopathy all Diseases Which are Known as Curable.
      • OPERATIVE SURGERY.
    • OPERATIVE SURGERY.
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