The collections of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine include more than 80,000 objects, photographs, documents, and books dating from the early 1800s to the present (focused mainly on 1870–1940). The core of the collection consists of artifacts from A. T. Still's professional and private life, most of them donated by Dr. Still's daughter, Blanche Laughlin, and members of her family.
Since the founding of the Museum in 1934, other family members, DOs, and Museum supporters have donated many additional artifacts that reflect the ongoing history of the osteopathic profession, with the goal to preserve and promote the history and tenets of osteopathy through collections and research.
If you are interested in travelling to the museum in Kirksville (U.S.A.) with a group, you can contact osteopathy investigated.
Jason Haxton MA, D.O. (h.c.)
Jason Haxton has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year (Belgium, Russia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Brazil and the UK ) to provide lectures, historic research materials and promote the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits for osteopaths globally.
At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy schedule teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum.
Jason’s recently authored a book for young readers (10-12 years) – “Andrew Taylor Still – Father of Osteopathic Medicine” the first of its kind approved for school curriculum in social studies. Jason also just received his 4th IMLS Grant for $150,000 to process and put online the Museum’s 80,000 artifacts.