The founder of Osteopathy was Dr. Andrew T. Still.
He coined the term Osteopathy in 1874 from Kirksville, Missouri. He invented the word by blending two Greek roots: osteon- for "bone" and -pathos for "suffering" in order to communicate his theory that disease and physiologic dysfunction were etiologically grounded in a disordered musculoskeletal system.

He was quoted as saying "The artery reigns supreme", signifying the importance of a healthy blood supply.
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