The PA History Society’s newest book, The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History, is a concise history of the people, places, and events that have propelled the concept of the physician assistant from its inception at Duke University in 1965 to its position as a major force in American medicine today. It is an excellent educational resource for anyone interested in learning about the history of the PA profession.
Special Pricing for PA Programs, PAs and Constituent Organizations:
- $12 each (retail price, $15.95), plus packaging and shipping
- $10 each, plus packaging and shipping, for orders of 15 or more books – perfect for PA programs!
There are several ways to order your copy of The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History* by downloading the order form:
- Email us with your request.
- Use a debit or credit card via Paypal
- Fax your order form to 678-417-8175.
- Call the PA History Society office at 678-417-8682.
"The South College, School of Physician Assistant Studies program has adopted 'The physician Assistant: An Illustrated History' as the main text for our graduate course on Physician Assistant History (PAs 5450). This text offers the best compliance with the standard regarding teaching physician assistant history. In addition, the table of contents offers our faculty an opportunity to establish an outstanding formatting of outcomes for the course. Our class of 72 students have found this text combined with the PAHx website an essential tool in teaching this course. During our recent annual curriculum review both students and faculty felt it offers the best evidence for understanding the PA profession. We will continue to use this text as the primary tool for this course."
- Ken Harbert, PHD, MHA, PA, DFAAPA
"The Illustrated History is a great way for students to learn about our profession's history all in one resource. It is important that students realize where the profession originated from in order to appropriately advocate for our profession. We provide the book to our students as a gift during their orientation, and we refer to it during our didactic series on professional practice."
- Kristin Thomson, RPA-C, MHS