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Letters to the Editor  |   April 2006
Credit Where Credit's Due: Forebears of the Osteopathic Research Center
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  • DOUGLAS M. GOLDSMITH, DO
    Jamesport, NY
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Letters to the Editor   |   April 2006
Credit Where Credit's Due: Forebears of the Osteopathic Research Center
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2006, Vol. 106, 177-178. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2006.106.4.177
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2006, Vol. 106, 177-178. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2006.106.4.177
To the Editor:  
I read with great interest the May special focus issue of JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. I must, however, take exception with a comment made by Felix J. Rogers, DO, in his article, “Advancing a traditional view of osteopathic medicine through clinical practice” (2005;105:255–259). Dr Rogers wrote, “`advocates for the advancement and acceleration of research in osteopathic medicine must note that the [Osteopathic Research Center at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth—Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine] is the first osteopathic research site of its kind and is attached to but one of the profession's 20 colleges (on 22 campuses) of osteopathic medicine [emphasis mine].” 
I do not know what Dr Rogers means by “of its kind,” but while I was an osteopathic medical student at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Missouri in the 1950s, John Stedman Denslow, DO, as well as Irvin M. Korr, PhD, were both doing research in osteopathic medicine. I know for a fact that this research had been going on for quite some time before my attendance at KCOM. 
Thank you for editing a great issue, for taking note of the above facts, and for advising Dr Rogers about this important work at KCOM.