The William G. Sutherland, D.O. Collection

Date

1983

Authors

Sutherland, William G.

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The Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Gibson D. Lewis Library

Abstract

The Sutherland Collection contains the writings, memorabilia, recorded lectures and voluminous correspondence of Dr. Sutherland, tracing the growth of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation as well as documenting the spread of the cranial concept as a viable specialty within the osteopathic profession. Included are the unofficial papers of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (1950-1971) and the Moorestown Cranial Study Group. The papers were gathered by Anne L. Wales, D.O., an early faculty member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. The Moorestown Cranial Study Group was created by and met in the home/office of Rebecca Conrow Lippincott, D.O. and Howard A. Lippincott, D.O. for the further study and review of cranial procedures and advancements. Materials from the New England Cranial Study Group are also included. The collection contains transcriptions and slides from lectures by Dr. Sutherland, et al (1947-48), a manuscript copy of his seminal work, The Cranial Bowl (1939), photographs of Dr. Sutherland and many other early pioneers in the field, and audio and video presentations of classroom and conference lectures by Dr. Sutherland and other leading cranial experts of the time. Also included in the collection are personal items belonging to Dr. Sutherland and correspondence from Dr. and Mrs. Sutherland to Drs. Chester Handy and Anne Wales.

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Finding aid for The William G. Sutherland, D.O. Collection
William Garner Sutherland, D.O. (1872-1954), a Minnesota Osteopathic physician and student of Andrew Taylor Still, discovered the field of cranial osteopathy. Dr. Sutherland referred to his discovery as "Osteopathy in the Cranial Field" (OCF). He founded the Osteopathic Cranial Association in 1946 (which changed its name to the Cranial Academy when it became a component of the American Academy of Osteopathy in 1960). He also founded the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation in 1953 to guide the training of physicians in cranial osteopathic techniques.

Citation

The William G. Sutherland, D.O. Collection, [Box Number], the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Special Collections & Archives.

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