Norman Gevitz, PhD, earned his BA and MA in Political Science from New York University and his Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He is the author of more than fifty publications including The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America 2nd. ed. (2004) published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
He has written in the area of the history and future of medical education, medical licensure, other health professions including pharmacy and dentistry, alternative medicine, and self-care. He is currently contracted with Johns Hopkins for a fourth book entitled “Puritan Medicine: Health and Healing in 17th century New England.”
He has obtained grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health (NLM), the National Endowment for the Humanities, the US Department of Education, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
He has been received three honorary doctorate degrees and three public service awards from six osteopathic medical colleges and more recently the American Academy of Osteopathy gave him their “Academy Award”.