Andrew taylor still md do august 6 1828 december 12 1917 was the founder of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine he was also a physician and surgeon author inventor and kansas territorial and state legislator he was one of the founders of baker university the oldest four year college in the state of kansas and was the founder of the american school of osteopathy now at. Andrew taylor still do the father of osteopathic medicine a ndrew taylor still was born on august 6 1828 in a log cabin in lee county virginia the third of nine children born to abram and martha still young andrew led a typical frontier boys life with plenty of hard work and intermittent schooling. Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health this philosophy was developed in 1874 by andrew taylor still md pictured who pioneered the concept of wellness and recognized the importance of treating illness within . Andrew taylor still cared for sick people on the frontier and on the battlefields of the civil war he developed a osteopathic medicine. Still was the father of osteopathic medicine as a physician still became dissatisfied with traditional medicine and sought to treat patients using an alternative method that he called osteopathy osteopathy seeks to treat a patients illness through the adjustment and manipulation of a patients musculoskeletal system
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