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    Osteopathic Medicine Does Exist!

    You probably didn't know there is a parallel world of physicians and surgeons who don't have M.D. after their names. Here's the rundown from inside this unique (and totally awesome) world.

    1. Osteopathic Medicine was founded in the late 19th century by this guy...

    2. Osteopathic Physicians get the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

    3. D.O.s are a rapidly-growing subset of physicians.

    4. But D.O.s are still a minority. And they sometimes get treated unfairly.

    5. While training to be doctors, Osteopathic Physicians have to study more stuff.

    6. There are four basic Osteopathic Principles that D.O.s can apply to every medical and surgical specialty.

    7. Osteopathic Physicians can use a well-developed sense of touch to help diagnose and treat their patients.

    8. D.O.s officially use the Staff of Asclepius as their symbol.

    9. And now an (abbreviated) list of some famous Osteopathic doctors.*

    10. So, next time you're out shopping for a doctor and you see "D.O.," think about the parallel world of Osteopathic Medicine, their unique skills and additional training. After all...