History of Osteopathic Medicine
Interview: Norman Gevitz, PhD, professor and chair,
Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
A history lesson, now, about the only branch of medicine to have started in the U.S.: osteopathy.
Itís a growing branch of the medical profession, and it is seen by some as a solution to the shortage of primary care doctors in this country.
And yet, osteopathy is not well understood. So we turned to an expert. Norman Gevitz, PhD, is a medical historian and author of The DO's: Osteopathic Medicine in America.
Dr. Gavitz sat down with Sound Medicineís Dr. Kathy Miller to explain the history and the practice of osteopathic medicine.