Medical Philosophy

Medical Philosophy

This innovative book clarifies the distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, expanding the focus from the ‘knowing that’ of the first to the ‘knowing how’ of the latter. The idea of patient and provider self-discovery becomes the method and strategy at the basis of therapeutic treatment. It develops the concept of ‘Central Medicine’, […]

The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy

The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy

This insightful manual by Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, sheds light upon the thinking and practices of osteopathy – in so doing, he reveals the history behind the treatment. By explaining the fundamental reasoning behind osteopathic procedure, Still offers readers a blueprint of his own medical practice. Descriptions of treatment inclusive of […]

Philosophy of Osteopathy

Philosophy of Osteopathy

Andrew T. Still’s excellent account of osteopathic medicine is presented here in this attractive new edition. Written and published at the end of the nineteenth century, Philosophy of Osteopathy is a manual which attempts to overview the major aspects of the osteopathic discipline. Although much of Still’s understanding is outdated in comparison to modern medicine, […]

Darwinian Medicine--an Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease (Philosophy of Medicine)

Darwinian Medicine–an Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease (Philosophy of Medicine)

Evolutionary theory, which gave rise to a new discipline named Darwinian medicine, has had a major impact on modern medical research and practice. This paper focuses on phenomena such as evolved host defences, evolution of virulence, genetic conflicts with other organisms, adaptations to novel environments, and tradeoffs and constraints in biological systems. Charles Darwin enrolled […]