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William Garner Sutherland came to study the osteopathy of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in 1898 and found within that study a lifetime's work. This volume of his collected writings, Contributions of Thought, represents that work, which Adah Sutherland described in the preface to the first edition as depicting the progress of an "original thinker."
For more than five decades, Rollin E. Becker, D.O. practiced an extraordinary yet fully practical approach to medicine. Following in the path of Drs. A.T. Still, the founder of osteopathy, and W.G. Sutherland, the originator of "cranial osteopathy," Dr. Becker did not focus on simply relieving symptoms in his patients. Instead, he insisted on contacting the health within them and allowing their own resources to do the healing. Dr. Becker was always looking for health, and only health, in his patients. He agreed with Dr. Still that anyone can find disease in a person--the trick is finding the health beyond that disease.
The editor, Dr. Harold I. Magoun, Sr. (1898-1981) received his A.B. from Harvard University and his D.O. from the Andrew Taylor Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1924. He spent two years in the Medical Corps of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, was decorated for care of the wounded under fire, and also received the Purple Heart medal.
Not too many years ago a standard textbook of anatomy described the sacroiliac joint as immovable. The articulations of the cranium have long been subject to the same misapprehension, their description having come from the cadaver rather than the living subject.
THE STILLNESS OF LIFE is the second volume of Dr. Rollin E. Becker's work and serves as a companion to the previously published Life in Motion. While that first volume largely contains material Dr. Becker presented in public, this work consists mainly of his more personal communication.
William Garner Sutherland had the opportunity to study with Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of the science of osteopathy. In his teaching, Dr. Still always emphasized the design for motion in the articulations of the bones.
An Explanation, As the Twig is Bent, The Work of Our Hands
"Establish Thou the work of our hands. Yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it."