Remembrance of Charles Hilmon Castle, MD by Dr. Alfred M. Sadler, Jr.

One of the early and outstanding leaders of the PA profession died December 26, 2016 after an extended illness. Dr. Hilmon Castle established the University of Utah’s Department of Community and Family Medicine in 1971. The same year he and William Wilson, PhD founded that university’s Physician Assistant Program (MEDEX). The Utah PA program has…

PA-C Chipper Wallet’s New Home in PA History Society Archives!

The PA History Society is thrilled by the newest addition to our archives: The Jim Scancarelli Collection. The collection includes original drawings from the comic strip Gasoline Alley® featuring PA-C Chipper Wallet. Both Chipper Wallet and Gasoline Alley are © Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Jim Scancarelli is the current writer of the Gasoline Alley® comic…

The Stead Center and the McElligott Veterans Memorial Garden

Last month members of the PA History Society staff visited the Stead Center located in Durham, North Carolina. The Stead Center was built in 2004 by the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants to serve as a combined office-conference complex. It is named after Dr. Eugene A. Stead Jr., the founder of the Physician Assistant…

PAHx & NLM PA Banner Exhibit

The Physician Assistant History Society and the National Library of Medicine are proud to unveil their joint project: “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care”, a traveling banner and online exhibition.

Who We Are

An introduction to the PA History Society and its collections.