Tag Archives: musculoskeletal system

Homini Verminoso who created “Orthopaedia”

Fadlurrahman Manaf Surabaya, Indonesia   Figure 1. Nicolas Andry (1658-1742)1 Homini Verminoso (worm man) was the nickname given to the Paris professor Nicolas Andry de Bois-Regard, so called because of his work in parasitology.1,2 In 1700 he wrote a book titled De la generation des vers dans le corps de l’homme. De la nature et […]

Pain and palpation: reading the body narrative with the osteopathic medical touch

Aneesa Sataur Miami, Florida, USA   “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” (Definition of Pain, The International Association for the Study of Pain, 2010)1 Andrew Taylor Still, 1914 Pain is a complex sensation that incorporates the mental and the physical. Physicians […]