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Catalog Number OHC00084
Collection George Parkerson Oral History on Buddy Treadwell
Title George Parkerson Oral History on Buddy Treadwell
Scope & Content Henry Lee "Buddy" Treadwell had no formal medical education, but was trained to assist Dr. Amos Johnson at his practice in Garland, NC. Treadwell was the inspiration for Dr. Eugene Stead Jr. for the Physician Assistant profession.

This interview of George Parkerson focuses on Parkerson's experience as a fourth year Duke University Medical Student rotating through Dr. Amos Johnson's Clinic in Garland, NC in 1953. Parkerson recalls how he and Dr. Johnson's assistant, Buddy Treadwell, were left alone to run the clinic while Dr. Johnson was away.

Treadwell was quiet, humble, observant, and very knowledgeable. He had worked with Dr. Johnson for about 10 years prior to Parkerson arriving for his rotation. Treadwell was more than willing to help a young medical student with diagnosis and treatment.
Recording and Transcript

George Parkerson Oral History on Buddy Tread from PA History Society on Vimeo.

Object Name Oral History
Interview date 2016-09-08
Interview place Duke University, Durham, NC
Interview Restrictions No Restrictions
Interviewer April Stouder
Length of Interview 04.41
Subjects Buddy Treadwell
George Parkerson
Amos Johnson
Garland, North Carolina