Medicine: Rockefellers & Osteopathy

A young woman who was both an enthusiastic tennis player and the outstanding U.S. interpreter of Chopin went to see Perrin Thacher Wilson, a Boston doctor of osteopathy. She had some bursitis in her shoulder. Possibly caused and aggravated by tennis, it interfered with her piano playing. Dr. Wilson gave her treatment that he calls "scientific adjustment," won her devotion as a steady patient.

Last week, after 27 years. Dr. Wilson's scientific adjustment paid off to the tune of $1,000,000 in Rockefeller money to promote the teaching and public understanding of osteopathy. The pianist-patient...

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