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.
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