Lectures on Principles of Osteopathy by Charles Hazzard

Volume written by Charles Hazzard as a collection of lectures’ notes for the course on the osteopathic principles that he held at the ASO, then revised and expanded in subsequent editions.

Publisher: Advocate Book and Job Print

Year of publication: 1898 (prima edizione); 1898 (seconda edizione); 1899 (terza edizione)

Number of pages: 226

 

 

 

 

 

First edition (1898 – 220 pagine):

Professor Hazzard usually prepared some pages of notes to distribute to his students during his classes. Some of the students had found it convenient to bind them at the end of the course. In the preface to the first edition, the author declares that the volume was not to be considered as a text originally meant for publication, but as a booklet specifically reserved to the ASO students. The 220 pages contain 28 lessons, many without title, on the principle of osteopathy.

Second edition, revised and expanded (1898 – 320 pages):

The book contains the addition of a second part, numbered separately and consisting of an additional 15 lessons, some of which focus on specific pathologies and their osteopathic treatment, whereas others concern the history of medicine and other methods of treatment, such as massage and therapies based on prayer or electricity. 

The volume includes three analytical indexes for easy reference. The first is the analytical index for the first part of the volume; the second is organized according to the lesions analyzed and reproduces a list of the individual vertebrae and ribs, with references to the text pages where they are mentioned. The last one concerns the second part of the text.

Third edition completely revised (1899 – 332 pagine):

The volume maintains the organization of the second edition, remaining without a content index and also composed of two separate parts, although the numbering of the 319 pages is continuous. This edition keeps the three analytical indices separate, and suppresses the lectures on the history of medicine.

Strengths: one of the fundamental texts on the principles of osteopathy, written by an author who knew  Dr A.T. Still personally and worked for five years at the ASO. Undoubtedly, a book of great historical and philosophical interest. 

Weaknesses: the lack of a content index makes the volume difficult to consult.

In order to give a more precise idea of the content of the volume, an index of the third edition has been drawn up

  • Third edition:
    • Part I
      • Lecture I.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     5
        1. General considerations
        2. General consideration of the spine
        3. Illustration upon the spine – How to examine a spine
      • Lecture II.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     8
        1. Centers of the sympathetic – 
        2. III. How to examine a spine
      • Lecture III.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   11
        1. Further consideration on the sympathetic system
        2. Landmarks
      • Lecture IV.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   14
        1. How to examine a spine (concluded.)
        2. Osteopathic significance of points observed in examination of the spine 
      • Lecture V.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    21
        1. [Further consideration on the Ulteriori considerazioni on the points observed in examination of the spine ]
      • Lecture VI.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    27 
        1. Further consideration of osteopathic significance of points found in diagnosis 
        2. Landmarks concerning the scapula
        3. How to treat a spine
      • Lecture VII.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    35
        1. How does the osteopath by external manipulation upon the surface of the body affect internal nerve life? – How does the osteopath define these terms?
        2. How to treat the spine (continued.)
      • Lecture VIII.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     42
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon centers (continued.)
        2. How to treat the spine (continued.)
      • Lecture IX.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    48
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon nerve centers (continued.)
        2. How to treat a spine (continued.)
      • Lecture X.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     56
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon centers
        2. How to treat a spine (continued.)
      • Lecture XI.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     63
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon nerve centers (continued.)
        2. How to treat a spine (continued.)
      • Lecture XII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       71 
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon nerve centers (continued.)
        2. Landmarks concerning the neck
        3. How to examine the neck
      • Lecture XIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    78    
        1. Theory of osteopathic work upon nerve centers (continued.)
        2. Landmark of the neck (continued.
        3. How to examine the neck (continued.
      • Lecture XIV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     87
        1. Theory of work upon centers (continued.)
        2. How to treat a neck
      • Lecture XV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      95
        1. General considerations
        2. Treatment of the neck (continued.)
      • Lecture XVI.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       105
        1. The phrenic nerve
        2. Landmark of the head
        3. Examination of the head and face
      • Lecture XVII.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      113
        1. Osteopathic points concerning the eye
        2. Further landmarks in regard to the parts of the head and face
        3. Examination of the eye (continued.)
        4. Treatment of the eye
      • Lecture XVIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      120
        1. Certain centers for the part of the head
        2. Landmarks
        3. Examination of the ear
        4. Treatment of the ear
        5. Examination and treatment of the nose
      • Lecture XIX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     127  
        1. [Splanchnic nerves]
        2. Landmarks
        3. (a) How to treat the splanchnics. (b) How to examine the thorax
      • Lecture XX.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      135
        1. Landmarks of the thorax
        2. Examination of the thorax (continued.)
        3. How to examine for displaced ribs
      • Lecture XXI    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       144
        1. Some centers and nerve connections for the heart and lungs 
        2. Examination of the heart
        3. Examination of the lungs
      • Lecture XXII   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        153
        1. [Generality on the abdomen]
        2. Some nerve centers and nerve connections of the abdominal contexts
        3. Marks about the pelvis
        4. Treatment of the mammae
        5. General treatment for the heart and lungs
      • Lecture XXIII  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        163
        1. [Stomach]
        2. Landmarks for the abdomen
      • Lecture XXIV   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       171
        1. Examination and treatment of the abdomen and its content 
      • Lecture XXV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    178
        1. Some nerve connections and centers for the intestines and pelvic contents 
        2. Landmarks about the pelvis and perineum
        3. Examination and treatment of abdominal centers (continued.)
      • Lecture XXVI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     187
        1. [Kidneys – Pelvis – Bladder]
      • Lecture XXVII.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    196
        1. Examination and treatment of the pelvic viscera (continued.)
        2. Osteopathic treatment of the limbs
      • Lecture XXVIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    208
        1. [Prostat – Questions and answers on various topics]
    • Part II
      • Lecture I.       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      227
        1. Spinal curvature
      • Lecture II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      231
        1. Lateral spinal curvature– Scoliosis 
      • Lecture III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     237
        1. Treatment of spinal curvatures
      • Lecture IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     243
        1. Typhoid fever
      • Lecture V.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     250
        1. Malaria
      • Lecture VI.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      255
        1. [Rheumatisms]
      • Lecture VII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     260
        1. [Chronic articular rheumatism]
        2. Treatment
      • Lecture VIII.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     266
        1. Influenza, Catarrh and Colds
      • Lecture IX.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     274
        1. Constipation
      • Lecture X.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     283
        1. Diarrhoea and dysentery   
      • Lecture XI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      288
        1. Massage, Swedish Movement and Manual Treatment
    • Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      293
    • Index. Parte I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     301  
    • [Analytical index of the single vertebrae and ribs] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      313
    • Index. Part II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     317

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