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Kirksville, Missouri’s A.T. Still University birthed Osteopathic medicine back in 1892

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Jason Haxton, Museum Director at the A.T. Still Medical School in Kirksville, Missouri.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri where he visits with museum director, Jason Haxton.

Come along and join Haxton to learn the rest of the story of how Dr. Still transformed modern medicine through his philosophy of osteopathy centered on treating the whole person—body, mind and spirit.

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Women have been an integral part of the A.T. Still University since its first graduating class in 1894.

When The American School of Osteopathy was founded by Dr. Still in 1892, the first class consisted of five women and 16 men.

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State-of-the-art new dental school at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Today, in addition to the medical school in Kirksville, A.T. Still University operates a second medical school in Mesa, Arizona and a physicians assistant program in Santa Maria, California.

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The Gutensohn Osteopathic Health & Wellness Clinic at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.
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Interior glass wall at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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