John Lewis – Biographer of A.T.Still is coming to talk to OON
Author and Osteopath John Lewis Talk
OON are proud to be hosting a talk by John Lewis the author of the definitive biography of A.T. Still: From the dry bone to the living man. Don't miss this great opportunity to find out all about A.T.Still's life and how he saw osteopathy from John Lewis - a man dedicated to discovering the real A.T.Still.
Tuesday 12th May at 7:30pm join us as John talks about his book, and the journey that led him to write about osteopathy's founding father A.T.Still.
Andrew Taylor Still had been a medical doctor for ten years when a devastating personal tragedy convinced him to stop prescribing the crude drugs of his day and seek a more effective method of practising medicine. Believing there must be a better way of healing the sick than introducing toxic substances into the body, he embarked on a lifelong quest to decipher the riddles of health and disease, life and death. Combining the latest scientific knowledge with the revolutionary intuition that the body innately contains all the remedies needed for curing, he developed a drugless method of healing effective across the whole disease spectrum.
This is the inspirational story of a visionary, nonconformist scientist, ‘the man who saw the truth, who had the mind to conceive it, the indomitable will and courage to put it over in the face of bitter opposition, poverty and social ostracism, and an abiding faith in its ultimate triumph.’
Comments made about the book:
This is a book that I should have read so many years ago at the start of my training. No, I’ll rephrase that – this is a book that ought to be compulsory reading for all students embarking on that great journey of osteopathy. Oh to hell with the last sentence – this is a book that everyone ought to read whether they are an osteopath or interested in the work we do!’
‘It's very, very good. A good read, well written, with an extraordinary amount of detail, and it encourages me to be a proper osteopath.’
‘If it were a mainstream novel it would be described as a ’page-turner!’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully written. Congratulations on a fantastic book. It is truly inspiring. It raises lots of questions. Let’s hope it produces a groundswell of osteopaths wanting to get back to our roots. I for one want to Dig On.’
‘This book joins a select few that in my opinion are a manifesto for twenty-first century osteopathy. The book challenged me to redouble my efforts to think, feel and practice. It is timely, as we face the utter dilution of the profession, at stake is our identity and the very soul of osteopathy.’
‘I can't recommend it more highly. It is a fabulous book and everyone should read it!’