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Andrew Taylor Still 1828-1917

Andrew Taylor Still

Andrew Taylor Still 1828 – 1917

In her biography of Andrew Taylor Still 1828 – 1917 Carol Trowbridge writes “Andrew Taylor Still had lost confidence and hope in the medical therapies of his day after three of his children died of meningitis in 1864.  He became obsessed with finding the cause and the cure for disease.  Still developed a philosophy of osteopathy that was holistic, naturalistic, and emphasized health rather than disease.  He shunned drugs, and used a manipulative therapy designed to release the healing powers of nature.  After years of thought, study, and experimentation, Still opened the American School of Osteopathy in 1892 in Kirksville, Missouri, far removed from the medical centers of traditional medicine.  Author Carol Trowbridge tells us about Still’s family, the communities he lived in, and the events that shaped him.  She helps us understand this eccentric medical pioneer who was never fully accepted by his peers, but whose holistic methods are now considered the cutting edge of medicine today.  He leaves a legacy of patient-centered care that impacts providers and patients around the world”.

“Andrew Taylor Still perdió la confianza y esperanza en las terapia médicas de su época después de que, en 1864, tres de sus hijos fallecieran victimas de la meningitis.  Se obsesionó con entontrar la causa y la cura de la enfermedad.  Still desarrolló una filosofia holistica y naturalista de la osteopatía, hacienda hincapié en la salud antes que en la enfermedad.  Rechazó los farmacos y utilizó una terapia maniuplativa diseñada para liberar los poderes curativos de la naturalza.  Tras años de reflexion, estudio y experimenación.   En 1882, Still abrió en Kirksville la Escuela Americana de Osteopatía en Kirksville, lejos de los centros medicos de medicina tradicional”.  La autora Carol Trowbridge nos habla sobre la familia de Still, las comunidades en las que vivió y los acontecimientos que le dieron forma.  Nos ayuda a comprender a este excéntrico pionero, nunca totalmente aceptado por sus contemporáneos, pero cuyos métodos holisticos se consideran hoy como la vanguardia de la medicina de la actualidad.  Nos deja un legado de cuidados centrados en el paciente que impacta sobre los suministradores y pacientes de todo el mumdo.

Andrew Taylor Still 1828–1917 Written by Carol Trowbridge

Contents include:
Chapter 1  Sons of Thunder  (Hijos del Trueno)
Chapter 2  A Howling Wilderness  (Una Selva Huracanada)
Chapter 3  Kansas
Chapter 4  A New Beginning  (Un Nuevo Principio)
Chapter 5  A New Science  (Une Nueva Ciencia)
Chapter 6  The Old Doctor  (El Viejo Doctor)

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