Apr 16, 2014

KCUMB Contingent Attends A.T. Still's Induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians

A contingent from KCUMB had the pleasure of traveling to Jefferson City, Mo., to participate in a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol to induct the founder of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still, D.O., into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

We witnessed Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones and sculptor Brandon Crandall unveil the bronze bust of the late Dr. Still in the House Chamber in front of more than 300 people, including many of our own faculty and staff. The bust will reside among sculptures of other famous Missourians, which are located between the House and Senate Chambers.

Dr. Still founded osteopathic medicine in 1874 and opened the nation’s first osteopathic medical school, the American School of Osteopathy, in Kirksville, Mo., now known as A.T. Still University, in 1892.

In 1916, four members of Dr. Still’s original graduating class founded our great institution. We are now the largest medical school in Missouri, the 12th-largest medical school in the United States, and the second-greatest provider of physicians in Missouri and in Kansas.

Today, there are more than 80,000 osteopathic physicians and 30 osteopathic medical colleges and universities in the United States. Clearly, Dr. Still’s philosophy of primary care, prevention and a holistic approach to medicine is what this country is seeking.

It was a proud day for osteopathic medicine, and for KCUMB, in particular.

Read more in The DO.