Selected Writings on the Thorax

£20.00

Author: Various
Pages: 168
Illustrated: Yes
ISBN: 978-1-909052-29-1
Language: English

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Preface

The John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy presents this collection of writings on the Thorax which has been selected from some of the early pioneers of Osteopathy, such as Carl Philip McConnell DO, and in particular Dr. John Martin Littlejohn PhD, LLD, DD.

In regard to the latter, for the benefit of the reader, a word from John Wernham DO FCO, which is self-explanatory, is included here concerning the Littlejohn Lectures:

“The transcription from the lecture room to the printed page is difficult.  Any attempt to reproduce the intimacy of the spoken word to the reader from the silent book can only result in a conglomerate of repetition and the most unfortunate juxtaposition of uncontrolled sentences and ‘asides’ that, to say the least, make for difficult reading.  The only solution to this dilemma is one of compromise between a mere verbatim record and a total reconstruction with some omissions and with some alteration in presentation where the meaning is obscure.

“However, in spite of this daunting prospect every effort has been made to preserve the great truths that are enshrined in the old manuscripts and to restore, to some extent at least, the atmosphere of the earlier years of academic osteopathy, without creating an excess of fatigue for the modern student.

“The lectures are reproduced as they were given between 1930 and 1934, a period which may be most properly regarded as the apotheosis of a life devoted to learning, to research and to the development of osteopathic philosophy and practice.

“In these Lecture Notes we have bequeathed to us a coverage of osteopathic investigation into the problems of health and disease that is profound, erudite and unique in content and presentation.

“Inevitably, there are errors of syntax and the student/reader is asked to be lenient in criticism and remember that these pages represent a lecture room and not a textbook.”

John Wernham
Maidstone 1995

Naturally, this selection of writings is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to be so.  Suggestions for further reading on the Classical Osteopathy approach have been included at the end of the book.

Gail Roots BSc(Hons)
John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy
Maidstone (UK) 2011

Dr. J. M. Littlejohn’s Lecture Notes are held in the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy Library and Archive, Maidstone (UK).  John Wernham was a student of Dr. Littlejohn at the time he was Dean of the British School of Osteopathy (London); he devoted his life to practising, teaching and promulgating his work for over 70 years.

CONTENTS

  • OSTEOPATHY IN GENERAL
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURE’S
  • MECHANICS OF THE SPINE
    • JOHN WERNHAM DO FCO
      • THE CURVED LINES
      • SPINAL BALANCE
      • APPENDIX
  • THE RIBS
    • EXTRACT FROM OSTEOPATHIC STUDIES BY CARL P. MCCONNELL
  • THE TECHNIQUE OF RIB CORRECTION
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. MARTIN LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
      • A.  ANATOMICAL CONSIDERATIONS
      • B.  THE PHYSIOLOGY OF RIB MOVEMENT
      • INDIVIDUAL RIB LESIONS
  • THE FUNCTION OF THE DIAPHRAGM IN RESPIRATION
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. MARTIN LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
  • DORSAL  PALPATION
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES ON FUNDAMENTALS OF OSTEOPATHIC TECHNIQUE
      • PALPATION
      • RIB PALPATION
  • SPINAL CENTRES
    • THE UPPER DORSAL GROUP
  • LYMPHATICS OF THE THORAX
    • EXTRACTED FROM APPLIED ANATOMY OF THE LYMPHATICS BY F. P. MILLARD MD DO
      • THE LYMPHATICS OF THE LUNGS AND PLEURA
      • LYMPHATICS OF THE AXILLARY REGION
      • INTERCOSTAL LYMPHATICS
      • LYMPHATICS OF THE HEART AND PERICARDIUM
  • THE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF RESPIRATION
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
    • THE GENERAL RESPIRATORY DISEASES
    • ACUTE BRONCHITIS
      • GENERAL TREATMENT
      • SPECIFIC TREATMENT
    • BRONCHIOLITIS
      • SUMMARY OF TREATMENT OF ACUTE BRONCHITIS
    • CHRONIC BRONCHITIS
      • SYMPTOMS
      • TREATMENT
    • LOBAR PNEUMONIA
      • PATHOLOGY
      • SYMPTOMS
      • TREATMENT
  • THE OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF ACUTE DISEASE
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
    • TECHNIQUE
    • THE RIBS
    • THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT
    • BRONCHIAL ASTHMA
      • TREATMENT
    • BRONCHIECTASIS
      • SYMPTOMS
      • PHYSICAL SIGNS
      • TREATMENT
    • CONGESTION OF THE LUNGS
      • TREATMENT, ACTIVE CONGESTION
    • BRONCHO–PNEUMONIA
      • SYMPTOMS
    • TREATMENT
    • EMPHYSEMA
      • PATHOLOGY
      • SYMPTOMS
      • PALLIATIVE TREATMENT
      • GENERAL TREATMENT
  • PNEUMONIA
    • A TRANSCRIPT FROM A LITTLEJOHN LECTURE BY JOHN WERNHAM
  • HEART CONDITIONS
    • CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA
      • THE TREATMENT OF ARRHYTHMIC CONDITIONS
  • TREATMENT FOR ANGINA PECTORIS
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
  • DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
    • EXTRACTED FROM DR. J. M. LITTLEJOHN’S LECTURES
    • THE PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS OF HEART DISEASES

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Weight700 g
Dimensions297 x 210 x 20 mm