Preserving osteopathic antiquity through historical pamphlets and postcards

Lori Ann Fitterling, Robyn Oro


During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, osteopathic information was circulated by way of pamphlets and postcards. Several osteopathic historical pamphlets and postcards from the D’Angelo Library collection have been researched and digitized in order to preserve these osteopathic artifacts and highlight their historical significance for the current profession.


Osteopathic; Osteopathy; History of Medicine; Postcards; Pamphlets; Historical Archives; Digitization; Preservation

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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Become an osteopathic physician [Internet]. Washington, DC: The Association; 2019 [cited 26 Sep 2019]. .

Still AT. Autobiography of Andrew T. Still: with a history of the discovery and development of the science of osteopathy, together with an account of the founding of the American School of Osteopathy. Kirksville, MO: A. T. Still; 1897.

Still AT. The philosophy of osteopathy. Kirksville, MO: A. T. Still; 1899.

Still AT. The philosophy and mechanical principles of osteopathy. Kansas City, MO: Hudson-Kimberly Publishing; 1892.

Booth ER. History of osteopathy and twentieth-century medical practice. Cincinnati, OH: Press of Jennings and Graham; 1906.

Booth ER. History of osteopathy and twentieth-century medical practice. Cincinnati, OH: Caxton Press; 1924.

Lloyd E. ‘Antiseptic’ Williams: a doctor ‘for doctors only.’ Natl Mag Illus American Mon. 1921;50:187–8.

Gevitz N. The DOs: osteopathic medicine in America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2004.

Treleaven H. Health at PAR osteopathy for the business man. Waukegan, IL: Bunting Publications; 1924.

McConnell CP. Chats on osteopathy. Osteopath Health. 1927;53(5):13–4.

Merkley WA. Osteopathy. Williams Publishing; 1912.

Richardson M. Historically speaking: DOs have long history of attention to hospital standards. The DO. 1999 Jun;40(6):28–33.



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