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Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
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Research Center

Reading Room

The International Center for Osteopathic History (ICOH) has a large variety of historic books, osteopathic journals, photographs, documents, and other materials available for research use. Researchers may work on-site in the reading room or write to the ICOH/Museum with specific reference queries. (Due to limited staff, the Museum is unable to undertake extensive research projects on behalf of researchers.) If you are traveling from outside Kirksville please call ahead to assure that the ICOH will be open. We do close for major holiday and winter break.

How to Use the International Center for Osteopathic History

Please Note: Since only a small portion of our collection is currently available online, our research fee includes staff time spent locating information and providing personal assistance.

Finding Aids/Collections Listing

PastPerfect Online Museum Collection Listing:


$250 One-Year Membership* (Non-tax deductible):
Researchers: If you’re unsure which fee option best suits your needs (hourly or yearly) please contact the Museum at or call us toll-free (866) 626-2878 ext. 2359.

In addition to providing access to our online resources  and  information already provided on the Museum’s web page, membership includes:

  • 48 hours of research assistance from the International Center for Osteopathic History (ICOH)
  • A one-year membership to the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine
  • A subscription to the Museum’s bi-annual newsletter


Payment can be made via our secure site by clicking here or you can send check or money order (drawn on US Banks only) via the U.S. mail, or contact the ICOH at or 660. 626.2359. The Museum can also assist with PayPal transactions; call the Museum during business hours to arrange payment via Pay Pal.

*Does not include charges for copies, scanning and usage. These additional charges will be billed to you per request and must be paid in advance.

Hourly research fee:

Staff research fee: $15 per hour (minimum of one hour charge)

Requests for staff research at the ICOH requires payment of a $15 research fee* for one hour of research time in advance. *Additional charges for research time will be billed to the patron at the end of service along with any copy, scanning or usage fees that were incurred. Most research request requires a minimum of 2 to 2 ½ hours of staff time. See reproduction fees on this site. See payment methods above

You may submit requests by emailing the Museum at, by regular U.S. Mail or by calling us at 660.626.2359 . We will respond either by email or U.S. mail in the order that requests are received.

Permission to examine materials does not include permission to publish them. Rights to publish must be requested in writing. Similarly, permission to use Museum collections, including publication, should not be construed as endorsement of the user's point of view or manner of presentation.

The ICOH specializes in osteopathic historical research up to 1979. Items after this date may be requested through the A.T. Still Memorial Library or your local library. The ICOH staff is happy to request articles for researchers via Interlibrary Loan from outside resources. However, while there is no charge for the ordering/processing of such requests, researchers must reimburse the ICOH for any additional third-party charges. (Currently these charges average from $16-50 per article.)