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37. Loh MS, Gevitz N, Gilliar WG, Iacono LM, Jung MK, Krishnamachari B, Amsler K. Use of a novel assay to measure pre- to posttraining palpatory skills of first-year osteopathic medical students. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 Jan;115(1):32-40. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2015.005. PubMed
36. Gevitz N. From "Doctor of Osteopathy" to "Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine": a title change in the push for equality. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Jun;114(6):486-97. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.099. PubMed
35. Gevitz N. The 'little m.d.' or the 'big D.O.': the path to the California merger. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 May;114(5):390-402. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.076. PubMed
34. Gevitz N. The "doctor of osteopathy": expanding the scope of practice. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Mar;114(3):200-12. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.038. PubMed
Gevitz N. The "diplomate in osteopathy": from "school of bones" to "school of  medicine". J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Feb;114(2):114-24. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.025. PubMed

Gevitz N.A degree of difference: the origins of osteopathy and first use of the "DO" designation. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Jan;114(1):30-40. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2014.005. PubMed


Gevitz N. Practical divinity and medical ethics: lawful versus unlawful medicine in the writings of William Perkins (1558-1602). J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2013 Apr;68(2):198-226. doi: 10.1093/jhmas/jrr064. Epub 2012 Jan 9. PubMed


Gevitz N. The transformation of osteopathic medical education. Acad Med. 2009 Jun;84(6):701-6. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181a4049e. Review. PubMed


Gevitz N. Center or periphery? The future of osteopathic principles and practices. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006 Mar;106(3):121-9. PubMed


Gevitz N. "Pray let the medicines be good": the New England apothecary in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Publ Am Inst Hist Pharm. 2001;19:5-27. PubMed


Gevitz N. Researched and demonstrated: inquiry and infrastructure at osteopathic institutions. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2001 Mar;101(3):174-9. PubMed


Gevitz N. "The devil hath laughed at the physicians": witchcraft and medical practice in seventeenth-century New England. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2000 Jan;55(1):5-36. PubMed


Gevitz N. "Pray let the medicines be good": the New England apothecary in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Pharm Hist. 1999;41(3):87-101. PubMed


Meyer CT, Portanova R, Gevitz N, Dane P, Costello W, Parry D, Brose J, Ross-Lee B. Use of a consortium to provide continuity in physician training: the OU-COM experience. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1998 Aug;98(8):438-44. PubMed


Gevitz N. The sword and the scalpel--the osteopathic 'war' to enter the Military Medical Corps: 1916-1966. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1998 May;98(5):279-86. PubMed


Gevitz N. 'Visible and recognized': osteopathic invisibility syndrome and the two percent solution. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1997 Mar;97(3):168-70. PubMed


Sullivan-Fowler M, Gevitz N. Angelica roots to defend the heart, Coltsfoot for the measles: indigenous and naturalized remedies in a 1696 Vade Mecum. Proc Dublin Sem. 1997 20: 66-77.

Gevitz N. Alternative medicine and the orthodox canon. Mt Sinai J Med. 1995 Mar;62(2):127-31; discussion 159-62. PubMed

Gevitz N, Sullivan-Fowler M. Making sense of therapeutics in seventeenth-century New England. Caduceus. 1995 Autumn;11(2):87-102. PubMed


Gevitz N. The danger of complacency. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1994 Nov;94(11):975-80. PubMed


Gevitz N. 'Parallel and distinctive': the philosophic pathway for reform in osteopathic medical education. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1994 Apr;94(4):328-32. Review. PubMed


Gevitz N. Readers offer suggestions for reforms in osteopathic medicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1993 Aug;93(8):816; author reply 820, 823-4. PubMed


Gevitz N. The scope and challenge of unconventional medicine. Advances: J Mind-Body Health 1993 9 (Summer): 4-11.


Gevitz N. Helps for Suddain accidents: Stephen Bradwell and the origin of the first aid guide. Bull Hist Med. 1993 Spring;67(1):51-73. PubMed


Gevitz N. Reform in osteopathic medicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1993 93: 816. Letter.


Gevitz N. Samuel Fuller of Plymouth plantation: a 'skillful physician' or 'quacksalver'? J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1992 Jan;47(1):29-48. PubMed


Gevitz N. Christian Science healing and the health care of children. Perspect Biol Med. 1991 Spring;34(3):421-38. PubMed


Gevitz N. Dr. Pierce’s ‘Golden Medical Discovery’: a ‘Prince of Quacks’ in the ‘Queen City’” J Med Human. 1990 11:163-179.


Gevitz N. Domestic medical guides and the drug trade in nineteenth-century America. Pharm Hist. 1990;32(2):51-6. PubMed


Gevitz N. Surrogate dentist: domestic medical guides and oral health care in the nineteenth century. Bull Hist Dent. 1989 Oct;37(2):95-103. PubMed


Gevitz N. The chiropractors and the AMA: reflections on the history of the consultation clause. Perspect Biol Med. 1989 Winter;32(2):281-99. PubMed


Gevitz N. From Flexner to Elliott: the educational survey movement and the health professions. Pharm Hist. 1988;30(3):120-8. PubMed


Gevitz N. "A coarse sieve": basic science boards and medical licensure in the United States. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1988 Jan;43(1):36-63. PubMed

Gevitz N. Autonomous profession or medical specialty: the stomatological movement and American dentistry. Bull Hist Med. 1988 Fall;62(3):407-28. PubMed

Gevitz N. The osteopathic dilemma: separate or same. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1987 258:44. Letter. PubMed


Gevitz N. Sectarian medicine. JAMA. 1987 Mar 27;257(12):1636-40. PubMed


Gevitz N. Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, 1900-1985. Proc Inst Med Chic. 38(1985): 152-156,160.

Books Return to top
Beyond Flexner: Medical Education in the Twentieth Century (B. Barzansky and N. Gevitz, eds.); Greenwood Press; Westport; 1992
Other Healers (N. Gevitz, ed.) The Johns Hopkins University Press; Baltimore, 1988
Gevitz N. The D.O.s: Osteopathic Medicine in America, The Johns Hopkins University Press; Baltimore; 1st Edition, 1982; first paperback edition, 1991; Revised and expanded 2nd Edition, 2004.
Chapters in Books Return to top
Gevitz N. ’An Opaque Mirror’: the general hospital in twentieth century America, In The Hospital History. Chicago: The Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago, 1982) pp. 83-114.
Anderson O, Gevitz N. The general hospital: a social and historical perspective, In Handbook of Health, Health Care and the Health Professions (David Mechanic, ed.), New York: The Free Press, 1983) pp. 305-317.
Gevitz N. Andrew Taylor Still and the social origins of osteopathy, In Studies in the History of Alternative Medicine (Roger Cooter, ed.), London: MacMillan, 1988) pp. 155-70.
Gevitz N. “Three perspectives on unorthodox medicine” In Other Healers: Unorthodox Medicine in American (Norman Gevitz, ed.), Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988) pp. 1-28.
Gevitz N. “Osteopathic medicine: from deviance to difference” In Other Healers: Unorthodox Medicine in America (Norman Gevitz, ed.), Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988) pp. 124-156.
Gevitz N.  “The fate of sectarian medical education” In Beyond Flexner: Medical Education in the Twentieth Century (Barbara Barzansky and Gevitz N, eds.), Westport: Greenwood Press, 1992) pp. 83-98.
Gevitz N.  “’But All Those Authors Are Foreignors’: American Literary Nationalism and Domestic Medical Guides” In The Popularization of Medicine (Roy Porter, ed.), London: Routledge, 1992) pp. 232-251.
Gevitz N. “Unorthodox medical theories” In Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter, eds.), London: Routledge, 1993) Volume 1, pp. 603-633.
Gevitz N. “Unorthodox medicine” In The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia (Clark Elliott, ed.), New York: Garland Publishing Co. 1996).
Gevitz N. “Self-Help” In Dictionary of American History (Robert Ferrell et al. eds.), Supplement) 1996.
Gevitz N. “Unorthodox medicine” In Encyclopedia of Bioethics 2nd edition (Warren Reich et al. eds.), 1996.
Gevitz N. “The History of osteopathic medicine” In Osteopathic Medicine: Past, Present, and Future (Coimbra M. Sirica, ed.), New York: The Josiah Macy Foundation, 1996) pp. 25-48.
Gevitz N.  “Osteopathic medicine” In Carolyn Chambers Clark, ed. Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practices (New York: Sprinter Publishing Co. 1999).
Heath D, Gevitz N.  “The research status of somatic dysfunction” In Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine 2nd edition. (Robert Ward ed.), Philadelphia: Williams & Wilkins, 2002, pp. 1188-1193.
Biographies Return to top
Norman Gevitz, Ph.D. authored 13 short biographies (on: Lavinia Dock, Cordelia Greene, Sally Lucas Jean, Florence Kelley, Joseph Stokes, F. Dudley Tait, Thomas Thacher, James Tyson, John Ware, Joseph Warren III, Job Weatherly, Herman Weiskotten) for Martin Kaufman, Todd Savitt and Stuart Galishoff, Dictionary of American Medical Biography (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984).