|Birth Day||August 6, 1828|
|Age||191 YEARS OLD|
Founder of osteopathic medicine who believed that many ailments could be cured with proper physical adjustments.
An outbreak of spinal meningitis killed three of his children and pneumonia killed his second wife, which inspired him to find better medical treatments.
He founded a school of osteopathy and later a devoted journal to the profession.
He grew up in a log cabin on the frontier.
Mason Andrews was another well-known Virginian physician.