GARY C. GARFIELD, D.O.
To the editor: The editorial "Federal Recognition of Chiropractic: A Double Standard" in the May issue (Ann Intern Med 82:712-713) mentions "The bringing together in one room of 11 Ph.D.'s, 7 osteopaths, 16 chiropractors, and 24 physicians." This seems to imply that osteopaths are not physicians. On the contrary, graduates of osteopathic medical schools deliver complete health care, both as primary physicians and in the medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Many osteopathic physicians are trained in AMA-approved postgraduate training programs.
GARFIELD GC. Osteopaths Are Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;83:279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-279_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):279.
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