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Catalog Number OHC00024
Collection E. Harvey Estes, Jr. Oral History
Title E. Harvey Estes, Jr.
Scope & Content Dr. E. Harvey Estes, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University, who took responsibility for the Duke PA Program early in its development. discusses his role in the development of the PA program, the factors underlying Dr. Eugene Stead's decision to use former Navy corpsmen as his first candidates for training as physician assistants and the impact these corpsmen had on the curriculum and profession with Justin Barr.

After graduating from Washington University in 2006 with an A.B. in History, Barr worked for the US Government under the auspices of a grant from the Special Operations Command to investigate the history of the Special Forces medic, including its role as a progenitor for the Physician's Assistant.
Recording and Transcript Click here for the full audio of this interview.

Object Name Oral History
Interview date 2007-02-20
Interview place Durham, NC
Interviewer Justin Barr
Length of Interview 60 Minutes