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Martin Diamond, D.O.’62: a shining leader in osteopathic medicine, education

After completing two years of college and then serving as a Navy medic during the Korean War, Martin Diamond decided to become a doctor. He switched his major to biology and applied to multiple medical schools. “I went to Europe to try to get into medical school. When I got back, I had this telegram …

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The lasting, larger-than-life legacy of Dr. Norman Rose, a “Guardian of the Profession”

Norman Rose, D.O.’63, FACOS, FICS, DFACOS, began contemplating a career in medicine when he was six; he decided to become a surgeon at age 12, after he had his appendix removed. “That surgeon made me feel pretty good,” he recalls. Years later, as a second-year student at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, now …

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Benjamin Byers, D.O.’01, FACOG and his family

“Grateful the University took a chance on me”

As a pre-health major at Central College in Pella, IA, Benjamin Byers thought he would become a veterinarian. When his adviser suggested he consider human medicine instead, Dr. Byers decided to enter a now-defunct program in which DMU enrolled promising Central undergraduates as a way to recruit future physicians. “I feel that DMU had such …

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Kelly and Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, demonstrate gratitude with gift for new practice lab

Clifford Houseman, D.O.’07, FACOS, was in fourth grade when he told his parents he planned to become a physician. It wasn’t until his third year as a DMU osteopathic medical student, however, that he decided to pursue neurosurgery as his career. During rotation, he assisted with an emergency surgery on an 18-year-old woman whose prognosis …

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Daughter honors osteopathic leader’s legacy

Joseph McNerney, D.O.’37, FACOI, was a pioneer and practitioner in internal medicine, a devoted DMU graduate and a lecturer and teacher for more than 50 years. His deep commitment to patient care, osteopathic medicine and medical education inspired and enhanced decades’ worth of students, interns, residents and fellow physicians. He also was a father of …

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