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Still, Andrew Taylorlocked

(06 August 1828–12 December 1917)
  • Norman Gevitz

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Still, Andrew Taylor (06 August 1828–12 December 1917), physician and founder of osteopathy, was born in Jonesville, Virginia, the son of Abraham Still, a Methodist minister and physician, and Martha Poage Moore. Still’s father held various church appointments on the western frontier, and the family eventually settled in Baldwin, Kansas. Still’s early education was interrupted by these moves, but he received some formal schooling in classrooms and through tutors until the age of twenty. Although he subsequently studied medicine with his father, he never attended a medical school before starting his practice as a physician in the 1850s. In 1849 he met and married Mary Margaret Vaughan; they had five children....

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