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Dr. J.M. Littlejohn’s Lectures on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion

Dr Littlejohn’s Lectures on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion

Dr. Littlejohn’s Lectures on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion

The publication of Dr. J.M. Littlejohn’s Lectures on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion commences with The Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion “The foundation of all disease is some deficiency in the immunising power of the body, and the principles underlying disease therefore are variations from normal in structure and/or function.

Susceptibility to disease depends on the degree of variation from normal in body integrity; the normal resisting capacity of the parts of the body; and capacity of toxins and/or micro-organisms to invade and produce resultant changes in the body, which lay the foundation for degenerative processes.”

In the second section of Lectures on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion, Dr. J.M. Littlejohn writes on the subject of Osteopathic Pathology: “Pathology is obstructive or irritative conditions, resulting in disturbed structure or function. This result secondarily establishes:

1. Abnormal blood, i.e. malnutrition; or
2. Neurosis, i.e. weakening of the functions of the nervous system or a part of it.”

Dr. J.M. Littlejohn further writes in this section: “The fundamental characteristic of the body is harmony and equilibrium in the organism. If the latter is normal there is no struggle for life among the different parts of the body, each being a unity in itself which consists of co-operation among fibres, cells, tissues and fluids, each of which derives its value from the place it occupies and the work it does in the organism. Hence, the body is not a colony of cells but an organism in which all cellular elements are united together each cooperating with the other to form the unity of the body. Hence if one part of the body is in revolt (disease) then all other body forces must be used to end the revolt”.

To read more of “Dr J.M Littlejohn Lecture’s on the Pathology of the Osteopathic Lesion” you can purchase a copy from the JWCCO Bookshop for £15 here: http://www.johnwernhamclassicalosteopathy.com/dr-j-m-littlejohns-lectures-on-the-pathology-of-the-osteopathic-lesion/

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