|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||
|Object Name||Oral History|
|Interview place||Duke University, Durham, NC|
|Interview Restrictions||No Restrictions|
|Length of Interview||04.41|
Garland, North Carolina