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At the core of Dr. A. T. Still's 19th-century osteopathic philosophy is the understanding that the living being is an inseparable unit comprising body, mind, and spirit. Interface illuminates this feature of Still's philosophy and further clarifies his ideas using those of other great thinkers from ancient and modern times. The book then synthesizes current scientific understanding to explain the mechanisms by which body, mind, and spirit interconnect, forming a model for osteopathy's approach to healing. This text puts the philosophical and practical roots of Osteopathy into a historical context beginning with A.T. Still and continuing up to the present. This is a beautifully written book that you will return to again and again.
"Interface is a wide-ranging and highly engaging exploration of both the historical roots and the modern science underlying some of the most important ideas in therapeutics. In it, Lee describes the origin of form, the blueprint of the body, in a manner that is both scientific and poetic. Those who use their hands to nurture their fellow beings will find on these pages precious insights, validation, and inspiration."
James Oschman, PhD
Author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis
"Paul Lee has undertaken the daunting task of using the last century's advances in knowledge to elucidate the visionary contributions of osteopathy's founder to the practice of medicine. All will appreciate his effort to bring a better level of scientific understanding to bear on the cognitive and experiential aspects of both osteopathic theory and practice."
Anthony G. Chila, DO, FAAO
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
"Reading this text is a wonderful journey into the depth and spirit of osteopathy. It is exciting and reawakens the reader to the beauty of wholeness. Dr. Lee has pulled back a veil that has hidden the essence of osteopathy for nearly a century."
James S. Jealous, DO
"Paul Lee reviews the philosophy of osteopathy in the light of modern knowledge, rediscovering something that was lost in 20th--century interpretations, that is, the significance of spirit and the interface of spirit with the body. Interface enhances and broadens our comprehension of osteopathic philosophy. This is the groundswell of 21st century osteopathy."
Nicholas Handoll, DO, MSCC
Author of Anatomy of Potency
"Paul Lee has produced what will certainly become a classic of osteopathic literature. He has pondered and imbibed the heart of Andrew Taylor Still's teaching."
Harold D. Goodman, DO