Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine (Young Reader Series)

Jason Haxton

$27.00

As a young doctor in the mid-1800s, Andrew Taylor Still cared for sick and injured people on the frontier and on the battlefields of the Civil War. He thought that common medical practices did more harm than good. After intense study, he developed a new medical treatment model, osteopathic medicine.

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As a young doctor in the mid-1800s, Andrew Taylor Still cared for sick and injured people on the frontier and on the battlefields of the Civil War. But he thought the common practices of bloodletting and using toxic medicines did more harm than good for sick people. He knew there had to be a better way to help them.

Andrew studied books and examined the natural world around him to make a new medical model, discovering a way to manipulate muscles, bones, and nerves with just his hands. At first, people thought his ideas were crazy, but today the medical system he developed, osteopathic medicine, is used to treat sick people all around the world.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

Ebooks are available in pdf format through ebrary and EBSCO.

Study Guide for Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine [Download pdf]

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Growing up on the Frontier
Chapter 2: Border Warfare and New Medical Methods
Chapter 3: Frontier Life and Medical Studies
Chapter 4: Osteopathy Is Born
Chapter 5: Teaching Osteopathy
Legacy: Medical Pioneer
Timeline
For Further Reading
Index
Image Credits

Authors

Jason Haxton is the museum director at A. T. Still University Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks on medical history and exhibits artifacts from the museum worldwide.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

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