The Contribution of John Martin Littlejohn to Osteopathy


Authors: John Wernham & T. Edward Hall
Pages: 80
ISBN: 978-1-909052-03-1
Language: English


Excerpt from Part One

1892 – 1913

“Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn was born in Glasgow on the 15th February 1865.  He entered the University of Glasgow at the age of sixteen where he studied the Arts, Theology and Oriental Languages for a period of four years.  At the end of this time he did not choose to sit for his graduation but it is certain that he resumed his studies at the University in 1889, reading Law and that in the academic year 1889–90 he was fourth in the senior division of divinity and biblical criticism; fifth in the senior class of Hebrew and fourth in the senior class of church history.  In the following year, he was ninth in the class of Scots law; third in the class of constitutional law and history and he won first class honours and first place in class in public law.  Then, in the next year, he was second in civil law, second in conveyancing and the winner of the special Henderson prize of twenty guineas.

There is no written record of his activities between the years 1885 and 1889 but it has been authoritatively stated that these years were devoted to the study of anatomy and physiology at Kelvin Hall under the eminent Scottish physiologist Dr. McKendrick.  This claim must be accepted for there is no other period in his life during which he could have gained the profound knowledge which equipped him to win the William Hunter Gold Medal in Forensic Medicine in 1892; to teach physiology in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1897-8-9 and to write his textbooks on this subject which have been described as equivalent in principle to those published at the present time.  The Addison’s Roll of the Graduates of Glasgow University lists him as: Master of Arts, 1889; Bachelor of Divinity, 1890; Bachelor of Laws, 1892.”


  • Part One – 1892–1913
    Osteopathy – A New View of the Science of Therapeutics
  • Address Delivered Before the Society of Science, London, July 17th, 1900, by
    Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn, Phd, Lld, DO
  • Part Two – Foreword – John Wernham
  • Osteopathy in  Great Britain
  • The Parliamentary Bill
  • The Progress and Future of Osteopathy – J. M. Littlejohn
  • Osteopathy–A Biological Science – J. M. Littlejohn
  • Ave atque vale – T. Edward Hall
  • Osteopathic “Centres” – Dr J. Martin Littlejohn

Additional information

Weight350 g
Dimensions297 × 210 × 10 mm