Frontier Doctor Medical Pioneer
The Life and Time of A.T. Still and His Family
by Charles E. Still Jr.
Osteopathy has a history that is anything but uninteresting. Nevertheless, we are very often happy knowing only a few notions about our profession’s origins without delving into fundamental characters such as Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and his idea of osteopathic medicine.
The book was written in 1991 by Charles Still Jr., grandson of A.T. Still. The author draws on family memories, stories, and records to honour his father and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first osteopathic school’s foundation.
The first edition of the book sold out quickly, but requests continued to come in over the years. Thanks to the author’s sons, Charles and Gerry Still, a new reprint was published to mark the 125th anniversary of the first osteopathic school’s foundation and the centenary of Andrew Taylor Still’s death.
Charles E. Still Jr. engagingly chronicles Still’s life through family documents and anecdotes, outlining his family life on the frontier, the Civil War period, his participation in the antislavery movement, and his efforts to win the right to teach and practice osteopathic principles.
Publisher: Solista Osteopathy Press
Translation: Silvia Clara Tuscano
Editing: Adriano Giglio, Thomas Soldarini
Graphic design: Alessandro Feltre
Dimensions: 23×15 cm
Number of pages: 365