Flashcards in AT Still (10) Deck (39)
early graduate of AT Still school- started his own school "the COlumbian School of Osteopathy"-failed
Daniel David Palmer
founder of Chiropractic medicine- after visiting Still's school
A.T. Still is born in Jonesville, VA
A.T. Still's parents
Abram and Martha
"sons of thunder"
American methodist preachers "fire and brimstone"
"bleeding Kansas" -- Still family involvement
Still family moved to Kansas with 50 other abolitionist families--
Still family founded this
Still's first wife, Mary Margaret, dies- leave 4 children behind
remarried to Mary Elvira
Still enlisted in Kansas Calvary- served as a steward and said it "disgusted" him -- later in Kansas militia twice
Most common cause of death in 19th century?
infectious disease- smallpox, cholera, typhoid, malaria
19th century medical practice
'heroic medicine'- bleeding and purging--> helped few
magnetic healing that was popular in 19th century-imbalance of invisible magnetic fluid in the body cause disease
Still's three kids from first wife die of spinal meningitis
advocated against state licensing for doctors-later became eclectics and only used botanicals
samuel Hahnemann- like cures like- drugs given in small doses (ineffective)
live by nature's laws (regimen)- NO MEDICINE- cold water baths -called Grahamite colonies- there was one near where Still lived
cold water baths proposed by Grahamites
started mesmerism- found to be fraud- then developed in America
used mesmerism techniques
mesmerism developed into...
hypnosis 19th century
belief that people can contact the dead- many did this because of great loss during this time and this was comfort --Still believed in this!
"The Great Harmonia"
Andrew Jackson Davis- combined healing and the spirit world-- body as a machine, healing with hands, free flow of the "spirit" fluid, harmony of the body parts
reading shapes on the head to determine development of parts of the brain, character analysis
non-physicians -skills passed down in families (Sweets and Taylors) fixed dislocations, fractures, painful joints
A.T. Still called himself this in 1880's
coined term "evolution"-wrote book based on Darwin called "First Principles"
major philosophical influences on Still
Mesmerism, bonesetting, spiritualism and (possibly) evolution
Still ex-communicated from Methodist church why?