The Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History, Inc. (PA History Society) is dedicated to the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession through the identification and collection of appropriate papers, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, dissertations, oral histories, and visual artifacts, such as films, slides, videos, photographs, and digital images.
Read the latest issue of our newsletter, Historical Happenings.
Order your copy of the History Society's new book, The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History.
During the month of February, the PA History Society will feature several outstanding African American PAs who have contributed to the growth and success of the PA profession. Although we cannot salute all of the amazing African American PAs in one month, the Society would like to spotlight a few of the notable individuals each week.
As the nation’s first African American Physician Assistant (PA), Prentiss Harrison helped pioneer the profession. As a student and graduate of the Duke University PA Program, he helped educate African American physicians about the PA concept. Read more about Mr. Harrison here.
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