For long I have enjoyed reading the articles by the Early American Manual Therapists such as Louisa Burns, Carl Philip McConnell, Charles Clayton Teall and many others published in McMillin Media (previously in the Meridian Institute).

The latest one I have read is the article published by Mary L. LeClere, regarding the  Technique of a General Treatment as described by her (click on the previous link to read the article). This article explains in beautiful words what we would call today General Osteopathic Treatment or Total Body Adjustment this final term coined and distilled by John Wernham.