About the Book
Dr. Still was a contemporary of Mark Twain and his folksy style of authorship of his autobiography is reminiscent of Twains. Additionally, Dr. Still's father was both a physician and a Methodist Minister and some of the style of "fire and brimstone" preaching is interwoven within Dr. Still's recounting of his life's experiences.
Part of the fascination that a reader experiences in Dr. Still's story is that many of the challenges he experienced in starting the profession we continue to experience today. He also includes some of his personal stories that led him down the path of "re-discovering" Osteopathy. He looks at the lessons he learned in Osteopathy from his experiences as universal "truths" because one can experience them with their own senses. From a logical standpoint this means that to deny his experiences means that one is senseless.