O offers a new perspective on the future of osteopathic medicine based on an extensive examination and evaluation of primary sources as well as countless interviews with individuals both inside and outside osteopathic medicine the dos is the definitive history of the osteopathic medical profession. Osteopathic physicians are not evenly distributed in the united states states with the highest concentration of osteopathic medical physicians are oklahoma iowa and michigan where osteopathic medical physicians comprise 17 20 of the total physician workforce the state with the greatest number of osteopathic medical physicians is pennsylvania with 8536 dos in active practice in 2018. The dos osteopathic medicine in america originally the authors doctoral dissertation has recently gone into its second edition after remaining in print for over 20 yearsthis paperback update of the 1982 text also includes two new chapters in a sea of change and the challenge of distinctiveness and remains a stimulating read. The aoa represents more than 137000 osteopathic physicians and medical students promotes public health and serves as the primary certifying body for dos. Overcoming suspicion ridicule and outright opposition from the american medical association the osteopathic medical profession today serves the health needs of more than thirty million americans the dos chronicles the development of this controversial medical movement from the nineteenth century to the present historian norman gevitz describes the philosophy and practice of osteopathy as
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