Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic medicine is a unique form of American medical care that was developed in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O. Dissatisfied with 19th century healthcare, Still founded a philosophy of medicine based on ideas that date back to Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, and which focuses on the unity of the body. Dr. Still pioneered the concept of wellness and identified the musculoskeletal system as a key element of health.

More information on osteopathic medicine is available here.