Medicine: Manipulations

In St. Louis last week the rambling Municipal Auditorium bustled with doctors who do a good deal of worrying and considerable arguing about their professional status. Supporting their claim to cover every branch of medicine and surgery, the 2,000 visitors at the annual convention of the American Osteopathic Association heard papers and discussions on neuropsychiatry, gynecology, proctology, techniques in brain surgery. But stamping them as "sectarian," within the definition of the American Medical Association, was their obsession with the memory and dogma of osteopathy's founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, whose life and work...

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