Kirksville,city (1990 pop. 17,152), seat of Adair co., N Mo.; inc. 1857. A processing, trade, and shipping center for a farm area (corn, soybeans, sheep, cattle, hogs), Kirksville also has light manufacturing. Andrew Taylor StillStill, Andrew Taylor,
1828–1917, founder of osteopathy, b. Jonesboro, Va. He evolved the theory that all diseases and physical disorders ultimately derived from dislocations (which he called subluxations) of the vertebrae and that specific manipulations and
..... Click the link for more information. founded the first school of osteopathy there in 1892; it is now the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Northeast Missouri State Univ. is also in the city, and Thousand Hills State Park is nearby.
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