Medicine: Dr. Osteopath, M.D.

Since osteopathy was founded by an M.D. named Andrew T. Still in 1874, it has steadily moved away from Still's reliance on the manipulation of bones, muscles and ligaments as a cure for all manner of aches and agues. The Lightning Bone Setter, as Still was known, thought that "the human engine is God's medical drugstore," but the average osteopath today prescribes more drugs for his patient than the average M.D. and uses musculoskeletal therapy as only an adjunct to surgery, X rays, serums.

Despite the profession's general reputability and the fact that 38...

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