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The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine
     

The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine

by Thomas A. Quinn
 

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In 1892, Andrew Taylor Still did the unimaginable when he accepted women and men equally in his newly opened American School of Osteopathy. Thomas Quinn, DO, showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors in those early years, and includes prominent female osteopathic physicians up to the present time. The stories of their

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In 1892, Andrew Taylor Still did the unimaginable when he accepted women and men equally in his newly opened American School of Osteopathy. Thomas Quinn, DO, showcases some of the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic doctors in those early years, and includes prominent female osteopathic physicians up to the present time. The stories of their fight against the inequality of the sexes in medicine are intertwined with the struggles of osteopathy to be accepted as a valid scientific practice, illuminating the innovative and determined individuals who helped osteopathic medicine develop into the flourishing profession it is today.

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AAO Journal
Thomas Quinn has written a truly remarkable book. He delves into the importance of women in the osteopathic profession in purely eloquent and concise language.... The reader is treated to delightfully readable accounts of notable female osteopathic physicians, from teh beginning of the profession to the present day....I am grateful to Dr. Quinn for providing such a well-organized, well-researched gem, and I will definitely recommend this book to our osteopathic medical school applicants, as well
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Quinn (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) offers interesting anecdotes and historical background on the significance of women in the founding and application of osteopathic medicine. Andrew Taylor Still, considered the founder of osteopathic medicine and given the moniker "Liberator of Women," opened the American School of Osteopathy in 1892. Since the school's founding, all osteopathic medical schools have accepted both male and female students. Quinn's book presents the stories of the

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014868471
Publisher:
Truman State University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Quinn, DO, FAOCOPM, is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in occupational medicine and family practice. Dr. Quinn is on the faculty of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. He is married with two children and two grandchildren.

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