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.
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In 1967, John Betz was recruited by Dr. Richard Smith to train for a new category of mid-level healthcare practitioners with MEDEX Northwest at the University of Washington. Read more about the life of John Betz, PA-C, in our Exhibits.
In September, the History Society, in collaboration with William Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, submitted a proposal to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) to the U.S. Postmaster General, for the issuance of a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp to honor the PA Profession. Read more.