Women + Osteopathic Medicine

Y’all. PBS just launched a documentary all about women and osteopathic medicine.
How cool is this?!

If you aren’t aware of history of osteopathic medicine, this is the perfect overview. Even just the trailer (embedded below) provides a great synopsis on how women and minorities were a huge part in the founding of the osteopathic medical profession.

“The Feminine Touch showcases the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic physicians in those early years, and includes today’s prominent female DOs who carry on that legacy.”

You can watch the full documentary for free here ♥

A little summary from The DO’s article:

This film is based on the book The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine, which was written by Thomas Quinn, DO, a professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. It outlines how Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, came to found osteopathic medicine in the 1800s and his critical decision to include women and minorities in his medical school. This decision set the foundation for the innovative, inclusive profession of osteopathic medicine.

A.T. Still, MD, DO treated patients on reservations and at war, studying many forms of medicine before he went on to establish his own new school of thought. He faced much resistance for his seemingly radical ideas. “He was a medical pioneer, abolitionist and feminist,” says Kristine Kelly, who produced, directed, and edited The Feminine Touch.

There are more than 100,000 DOs in the US, practicing in every medical specialty. Want to visit a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine? Check out the DOs in your area. 

For more info about osteopathic medicine, take a look at these websites:
www.doctorsthatdo.org
www.aacom.org

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. I am not really familiar with the medical field let alone osteopathy but it’s growing in importance so it’s great to read more on the topic! xx corinne

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  2. Andrea says:

    thank so much for talking about something that not a lot of people know about. You have a very great blog! So glad I found it 🙂

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  3. Amber says:

    This is interesting! I’ll have to look more into it, because now I’m intrigued.

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  4. Jessica Taylor says:

    I am not familiar with this, but it sounds interesting. I didnt realize so many doctors practiced this.

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  5. I am not all that familiar with the practice of osteopathic medicine. I find the concept that the body is a unit of mind, body, and spirit intriguing.

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    1. Nicolet says:

      I encourage you to dig deeper into the philosophy if you’re interested! Thank you for reading!! 🙂

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  6. Heidi says:

    My doctor is a DO, and I love him. I love that he will look at treating my illnesses from many different perspectives.

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    1. Nicolet says:

      That’s awesome! Great to hear 🙂

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  7. Chemady says:

    This sounds amazing. With your post I’m able to have access to such information. Thanks.

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  8. I enjoyed watching the video and I find it very interesting and engaging. Kudos!

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  9. Nicole Caudle says:

    I’ve never heard of this. Such great information, thank you for sharing.

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  10. beccajtalbot says:

    I have to confess, I don’t know much about osteopathic medicine, but that little trailer was a great snapshot. I wonder how many doctors practice in the UK…? x

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  11. I have not heard of Osteopathic Medicine but learned more thanks to your article.

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  12. Jay says:

    I didnt really know alot about Osteophatic medicine but my coworker had told me to look into it!! I found your blog and the video was a great introduction. I am deff gonna look into it !!

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    1. Nicolet says:

      I’m glad I could help introduce you to the philosophy of Osteopathic medicine!! 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions.

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  13. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The documentary “The Feminine Touch” sound very interesting to me. This is something I am going to have to watch. I have heard of osteopathic medicine but don’t know to much about it. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  14. Such a great documentary video! Good to watch. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This documentary sounds very educational! I haven’t heard about ostheopatic medicine as I try avoiding doctors as much as I can.

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  16. karmicallyscripted says:

    I have never heard of this. I think I will do a little research because I am having some issues and looking for some relief.

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  17. Heather says:

    My niece’s best friend is in school to become a DO. Such much studying, so much passion.

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  18. Befitting Style says:

    Never thanks for introducing me to this book! Never heard of it. Glad he took a chance and gave minorities the opportunity to study medicine.

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  19. I don’t know much about osteophatic medicine, but glad that there are people who raise awareness about it.

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