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by American Osteopathic Association,Anthony Chila DO FAAO dist. FCA

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Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This American Osteopathic Association publication defines the terminology and techniques of the field and is the standard text for teaching the profession. It provides broad, multidisciplinary coverage of osteopathic considerations in the basic sciences, behavioral sciences, family practice and primary care, and the clinical specialties and demonstrates a wide variety of osteopathic manipulative methods.

This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession. Other new chapters include coding and billing and nutrition. This edition also has standard chapter formats for each section.

Download Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine epub
ISBN: 0781766710
ISBN13: 978-0781766715
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Author: American Osteopathic Association,Anthony Chila DO FAAO dist. FCA
Language: English
Publisher: LWW; Third edition (November 6, 2010)
Pages: 1472 pages
ePUB size: 1981 kb
FB2 size: 1277 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 505
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I am somewhat torn with how to rate this book so I opted for 3 stars instead of 2. The problem is, there is a lot of good information in the book. I'm in my second year of medical school and it is cited quite a bit. However, there are still a lot of problems with it.

Despite having a lot of good detail, some very important topics are surprising lacking, almost to the point of omission. For example, consider counterstrain. If you look in the index, there are 2 entries for counterstrain. When you turn to the first page, the book gives a definition of a Jones counterstrain tenderpoint and then a trigger point. Very little additional information is provided beyond a basic 1-2 sentence definition. The second page actually doesn't deal with counterstrain at all and is instead a discussion of sprains and strains. Counterstrain is a major component of OMT and there is hardly any coverage of the topic whatsoever! You may say that if you want information about counterstrain you could get Jones' book or another book on OMT. However, this book is supposed to address foundational topics in Osteopathic medicine... and gives virtually no information about counterstrain! This is not the only gross topical omission either!

Furthermore, there are several pediatric topics my medical school instructor referred us to the second edition of this book for information because apparently it was cut out off the 3rd edition. Who knows why they cut out information so important that we were advised to get a previous edition of the book.

I realize this book is only on its 3rd edition, but it is supposed to be the foundations textbook for Osteopathic Medicine. In its current form, I don't believe it is. Honestly, if I didn't already own it, I wouldn't buy it. I was advised to buy it before I matriculated to medical school and feel like it was a poor use of my money. Maybe subsequent editions will improve, but at this point the book is missing too many important things to be an accurate reflection of its title.
Great for the osteopathic medical student and practioner alike! Goes beyond just diagnosis and treatment using OMT, attempting to increase the student's understanding of integrating OMT into the rest of medical practice.
Great foundation and basics book - easy to read and understand.
I just bought the Kindle edition of this book for school, and I immediately regret it. This is absolutely the worst e-book, of any kind, I have ever purchased. It is utterly hateful to try to search for assignments for school-- the breadth and depth of the incompetence that went into this production is breathtaking: the table of contents, index, and search function all appear to have been designed to stymie any hapless reader. I should have bought the hardcover: this book should be held up as a shining example of how NOT to do an e-book. In fact, I will be going down to the bookstore, cursing all the way, and will purchase this book again-- in its late twentieth century form. Thanks for nothing.
For a new book, was disappointed to see many of the edges worn and torn. Could have saved a lot more money getting a very good used book.
Required text for most DO schools
Excellent quality
This is a gold mine of information to understand all of the systems and approaches available from the perspective of the interconnectedness of the whole body. Valuable for students of osteopathy and physical therapy.