Blacks in Osteopathic Medicine is a great tribute to the pioneering Black osteopathic physicians. Its timely release, also, marks the coming recognition and celebration in “2021” of the 100 Year Anniversary of Black osteopathic physicians in the osteopathic profession – that began with Meta Christy, graduate of PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine), class of 1921. Blacks in Osteopathic medicine contains the basic essentials to engage the reader and guide them through a depiction of continuous occasions concerning Andrew Taylor Still, the originator of osteopathy, the impact of the African American in osteopathy, and the functionality of osteopathic medication as a conductor for wellbeing, mending, and change.
About The Author
Dr. Darnita Hill, DO
Darnita Anderson Hill, DO, was born into an osteopathic family, as one would say. She was born in the early 1960s in a small Georgia clinic where her mother birthed her with the assistance of one of the first black osteopathic physicians in the country. She is the daughter of Dr. William Anderson, the first African American president of the American Osteopathic Association, and by faith, Darnita got married to a DO. Her interest in becoming a doctor sparked from being inspired by her father.LOOK MORE
This book is a research text about Osteopathy history and the contribution of Blacks in osteopathic medicine. Here is the first preview of the book.
A History of Medical Discoveries
“On the wall of Trois-Freres Cave in the Pyrenees, resides what is believed to be the oldest drawings…”
A Dark History of Medical Experimentation
“The displacement of Africans from their birthplace brought with it a disruption in cultural traditions and acquired knowledge…”
Osteopathic Medical Oaths and Other Words of Commitment
“I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter. I will be mindful…”
“Nearly ten years following his appointment as president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Dr. Anderson coined the phrase…”
Why Read It?
Blacks in Osteopathic Medicine An Idea Whose Time Has Come
“Osteopathy is the law of mind, matter, and motion” – Andrew Taylor Still.
This groundbreaking anthology gives both a broad-based and detailed account of Blacks’ influence in osteopathic medicine development in America and medical science in general: this same group is now an integral part of osteopathy’s ongoing evolution. Dr. Darnita Hill explores the work of pioneering Black osteopathic physicians, bringing them into the limelight – manifesting their dedication and unwavering contribution to this tremendous medical science and osteopathic medicine’s growth as a profession if you are looking for a research text about Osteopathic medicine. This is the best read as it unfolds the discovery of Osteopathy by Andrew Taylor Still and highlights the contribution of Blacks in osteopathic medicine as they played an important role in osteopathy’s history.
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Matthew Stiles Bowdish
“Dr. Darnita Hill tells the compelling story of African-Americans in osteopathic medicine. As a member of the Still Family, I do not believe that these stories are the result of an accident. Andrew Taylor Still’s father was a Methodist minister and physician, who moved his family to Kansas in the 1850s to affect the slave state-free state vote. One of Dr. Still’s brothers fought pro-slavery forces with John Brown at Osawatomie. Four uncles served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and Andrew Taylor Still also served in the Kansas Territorial Legislature. This was a family committed to the end of black chattel slavery in the United States. While they were still people of their day, the Stills were enlightened enough to see the promise that African-Americans held to the future of medicine, in particular, and to the US, in general. Dr. Hill also tells her own family’s compelling story in osteopathy and the struggle for equal rights in the South, as well as other parts of the US. None of these stories are inseparable. They are all interconnected. And they are further evidence that the arc of the moral universe is long, and it bends towards justice.”
“Darnita Anderson Hill, DO brings a unique perspective to the alignment of African American (or Black) osteopathic physicians with the history and relevance of the Osteopathic profession to American medicine, as practiced in this nation. Darnita is married to a DO and is a member of a legacy family of Osteopathic African Americans physicians that span three generations. The generations have made significant contributions to the profession’s growth and parity, beginning with the family patriarch, Dr. William Anderson. Dr. William (Bill) Anderson is the first and only African American to lead the profession as President of the American Osteopathic Association. Her family has helped shape the profession, as a distinctly American medical profession that is proud of its diversity.”
Dr. Kevin R. Murriel
“A classic and timeless work, Dr. Darnita Anderson Hill places before the reader a historical narrative about Blacks in Osteopathic Medicine that holds in tension the abiding racial challenges of today. She highlights the hidden figures who had a profound impact on the evolution of medicine at a time when blackest physicians struggled through educationally discriminate and racially segregated societies. This book paints on the canvas of the human imagination a picture of perseverance in the midst of struggle and offers the reader hope that bigotry and injustice can be overcome with faith and resilience.”
“The book provides an eye-opening look at the barriers that remain for increasing the number of black American osteopathic physicians, as well as the access to care. The impact is also a reality when we look at health outcomes for the nation’s black American citizens. The Osteopathic profession has an opportunity to be a leader and should make it our mission to remove barriers for black applicants to our colleges, as well as barriers to healthcare for black patients. Perhaps then, Darnita’s next book will be that inspirational story of what can be accomplished when a purposeful dedication is given to increase the number of black physicians and the number of black physicians in leadership positions.”