The drive for professionalization in British osteopathy.

  title={The drive for professionalization in British osteopathy.},
  author={Hans A. Baer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={19 7},
This article examines the drive by osteopaths for professionalization in Great Britain. Whereas osteopathy evolved into osteopathic medicine and became part of the medical mainstream in the United States, osteopathy diffused from America to Britain around the turn of the century where it continues to function as a marginal profession. In an effort to overcome their marginality osteopaths have established associations and schools, lobbied for state recognition, created an umbrella organization… CONTINUE READING
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