Campbell SM, Sammons DL, Sarsama-Nixon RM, Holsinger JM, Stephenson S, Walkowski S. Dermatology: A Specialty That Exemplifies the Osteopathic Medical Profession. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2011;111(5):335–338. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2011.111.5.335.
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Even though the tradition of osteopathic medicine is based in primary care, more osteopathic graduates than in the past are pursuing subspecialties within medicine. Some claim that medical specialties, such as dermatology, compromise osteopathic principles and philosophy. However, the authors contend that dermatology exemplifies the ideals expressed by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, and explain how osteopathic manipulative treatment and the principles of osteopathic medicine can be applied to dermatologic disease and patient care.
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