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History of Osteopathic Medicine

A guide on the history of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medicine resources available through Gumberg and the web.


A.T. Still University News. (2017). Along the line of history.

American Academy of Osteopathy. (2022). About Us. 

American Osteopathic Association. (2023). About Us

American Osteopathic Association. (2023). OMP Report.

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. (2023). Mission & History 

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. (2023). About Us  

Bordoni, B., & Escher, A. R., Jr (2021). Osteopathic Principles: The Inspiration of Every Science Is Its Change. Cureus13(1), 1-5. 

Haxton, J. (2016). Andrew Taylor Still: Father of Osteopathic Medicine. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press.

Museum of Osteopathic Medicine. (2012). A.T. Still Biography.

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. (2022). About POMA 

Princeton University. (2019). Osteopathic Medicine.

Quinn, T. (2011). The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press.

Quinn, T. (2017). Opening the Doors of Medicine to Women. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 117(3), 149-149.

Still, A. T. (1899). Philosophy of Osteopathy. Kirksville, MO: A.T. Still.

Still, A. T. (1908). Autobiography of A.T. Still. Kirksville, MO: A.T. Still.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association. (2022). Mission Statement. 

Wu, P.B., & Siu, J. (2012). A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine For Students, By Students. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.


[Andrew Taylor Still demonstrating osteopathic manipulation on Augusta Teuckes and a nurse ca. 1913]. (ca. 1913) [Photograph]. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 1992.1535.02.03. Retrieved from

Dando, F. C. (1907). Louisa Burns. [Photograph]. F.C. Dando. Retrieved from

[Dr. Andrew T. Still, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing left]. (ca. 1914) [Photograph]. Library of Congress. Retrieved from

[Far Shot Postcard of Andrew Taylor Still with Femur]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 1995.29.06. Retrieved from

[First Class of American School of Osteopathy]. (ca. 1893) [Photograph]. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 2007.09.01. Retrieved from

[J. Stedman Denslow facilitating students with osteopathic manipulation exercise]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 2010.02.877. Retrieved from

[Osteopathy Is]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Dr. Jules and Marliyn Reinhart in Memory of Clifford F. Dartt, D.O. '33. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 2003.56.01. Retrieved from

[Print of Andrew Taylor Still]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Museum of Osteopathic Medicine 1997.04.340. Retrieved from

Semple, James Alexander. (1911) [Photograph]. Representative women of Colorado: a pictorial collection of the women of Colorado who have attained prominence in the social, political, professional, pioneer and club life of the state. Alexander Art Pub. Co. Retrieved from

S. S. Still College of Osteopathy. (1898) [Photograph]. The Cosmopolitan Osteopath. Retrieved from