American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A physician who practices osteopathy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A believer in the treatment of disease by osteopathy; specifically, one who professes to cure disease by that method.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A practitioner of osteopathy.
- n. a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles
- osteo- + -path (Wiktionary)
“When I first read the word osteopath in one of Dad’s medical books, I opened the dictionary to osteopath, and from that same page I learned ostentatious, and also osso buco.”
“I’ve heard of cures (two at least) to blindess by neck or back popping from both of them, but an osteopath is at least doctor enough to see that you are at the early stages of cancer rather than in need of an adjustment.”
“So I am wondering if he is referring to a DO degree, or is an "osteopath" (believes all ailments emanate from some problem with the bones, hence the name).”
“After the famous New York trial of her boyfriend and pimp Mickey Jelke, "the oleo-margarine heir," the former call girl Pat Ward had quietly married an osteopath and they lived in Hollywood, Florida.”
“My poor friends were dragged to Wollman skating rink in Central Park, to face a dark cold evening, miss their favorite TV shows, and risk possible humiliation and a trip to the osteopath, though we're mostly Northeast bred so we'd been up on a pair of skates before.”
“Shelksohn, an osteopath in Weiser, Idaho, did not respond in time for this post.”
“JR: Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive method of working on the body started by American osteopath William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s.”
“Jaber says his patient — who had triple bypass surgery June 1 — sought his stem cells at The Brain Therapeutics Medical Clinic in Mission Viejo, Calif., run by osteopath David Steenblock, who advertises on a website called StemcellMD.org.”
“Osteopathy: Adjustments by my osteopath improve the flow of fluids in my body and better balance, especially within my brain post-surgery.”
“Mr. Language Monitor, I was just mortified since this is a pretty respectable bunch of people with an osteopath, an insurance salesman and a realtor included.”
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