A bibliography of references and publications that highlights materials (e.g., biographies, exhibits, digital images, etc.) maintained on this website is provided as an extra resource for our readers. The acronyms used by the PA profession are many and may be confusing. Please see our Glossary of Terms for assistance.
Carter, RD, Strand, J. Physician assistants: A young profession celebrates the 35th anniversary of its birth in North Carolina. NCMJ. 2000;61(5):249-256.Carter, RD. Office to study, preserve and present the history of the physician assistant profession. Perspectives on Physician Assistant Education. 2000;11(3):185-187.Hudson, CL. Expansion of medical professional services with nonprofessional personnel. JAMA. 1961;176:839-841.Silver, HK, Ford, LC, Stearly, SG. Program to Increase Health Care for Children: The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Pediatrics, 1967;39:756-760.Silver HK, Ott JE The child health associate: a new health professional to provide comprehensive health care to children. Pediatrics. 1973; 51:1-7.Smith, RA., Bassett G, Markarian C, et.al. A strategy for health manpower: reflections on an experience called Medex. JAMA. 1971;217(1):1362-1367.Smith, RA. Medex - an operational and replicated manpower program: increasing the delivery of health services (editorial). Am J Public Health. 1972;62(12):1563-1565.Stead, EA, Jr. Conserving costly talents - providing physician's new assistants. JAMA. 1966;198(10):182-183.
Ballweg, R. History of the Profession. In: Ballweg, R, Stolberg, S, Sullivan, eds. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice – 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2003,1-22.Gifford, JF, Jr. The development of the Physician Assistant Concept. In: Carter, RD, Perry, HB, eds. Alternatives in Health Care Delivery: Emerging Roles for Physician Assistants. St. Louis, MO: Warren H. Green, 1984:4-13.Hammond, J. Education. In: Ballweg, R, Stolberg, S, Sullivan, eds. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice – 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2003, 23-37.Hooker, RS and Cawley, JF. Development of the Profession. In: Physician Assistants in American Medicine -2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003, 15-38.Pedersen, DM. Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, and Licensing. In: Ballweg, R, Stolberg, S, Sullivan, eds. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice – 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2003, 39-49.
Carter, RD, Perry, HB, eds. Alternatives in Health Care Delivery: Emerging Roles for Physician Assistants. St. Louis, MO: Warren H. Green, 1984.Ford, AS. The Physician's Assistant: A National and Local Analysis. New, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1975.Haynes, BF, ed. A Way of Thinking: A Primer on the Art of Being a Doctor (Essays by Eugene A. Stead, Jr.). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1995.Hooker, RS and Cawley, JF. Physician Assistants in American Medicine. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone, 1997.Myers, HC. The Physician's Assistant: A Baccalaureate Curriculum. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1978.Perry, HB, Breitner, B. Physician Assistants: Their Contribution to Health Care. New York, NY: Human Services Press, 1981.Sadler, AM, Jr., Sadler, BL, Bliss, AA. The Physician's Assistant: Today and Tomorrow. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972.Sadler, AM, Jr., Sadler, BL, Bliss, AA. The Physician's Assistant: Today and Tomorrow. (2nd Ed.) Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1975.Schafft, GE, Cawley, JF. The Physician Assistant in a Changing Health Care Environment. Rockville, MD: Aspen Publishers, 1987.Schoonmaker, F, Metz, E. Just Say for Me: E.A. Stead, Jr. Denver, CO: World Press, Inc., 1968. (Reprinted in 2005 by the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History).Smith, RA, ed. Manpower and Primary Health Care: Guidelines for Improving/Expanding Health Service Coverage in Developing Countries. Honolulu, HI: The University Press of Hawaii, 1978.Wagner, GS, Cebe, B, Rozear, M.P. eds. E.A. Stead, Jr.: What this patient needs is a doctor. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1978.Zarbock, SF., Harbert, KR. eds. Physician Assistants: Present and Future Models of Utilization. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1986.
Lewis, DE. The Physician's Assistant Concept. Dissertation. Durham, NC: Duke University, 1975.