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SURF  |   January 2015
Ode to DO Students
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joseph H. Johnson, III OMS II
    From the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee.
  •  *Address correspondence to Joseph H. Johnson III, OMS II, 370 Mason Hill Rd, Pineville, KY 40977-7899. E-mail: joeyjohnsondo@gmail.com
     
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SURF   |   January 2015
Ode to DO Students
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2015, Vol. 115, e1. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.015
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2015, Vol. 115, e1. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.015
A divine healing spirit we credit,
For inspirations of Asclepius imbedded;
And to Hippocrates, we’re ever indebted,
As well, the shrewd knifing of Galen, the pedant.
 
Harvey, Gray, Frankl, Virchow, and James,
All renowned for contributing fame.
But in contrast, with magnitudes of the same,
Came forth wonders from pioneers seeking change;
For as we see lightning, feel rain, but hear thunder,
From shadow’s depths emerged Vivien and Crumpler.
 
Exemplary light over darkness unencumbered,
Approximating pain with both knowledge and hunger.
Surpassing boundaries, all races, and beliefs
Goes to medicine the victory wreath.
 
And now, a new dawn of inclusion,
With the MD and DO resolution;
As two roads once seen as diverged,
Gleameth now, symbiotically merged.
 
May both Osler and Still shineth through,
And their legacies continue in you!
 
(doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.015) 
© 2015 American Osteopathic Association