|Collection||Eugene A. Stead Jr. Papers|
|Title||Eugene A. Stead Jr. Papers|
|Scope & Content||
Contains personal items of Eugene A. Stead, Jr. and his wife, Evelyn donated to the PAHx Society by his family soon after his death in 2006. Many of the items in this collection, or replicas of these items, reside within the Stead Office-Museum located at the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Center for Physician Assistants, Durham, NC.
The Stead Office-Museum contains items from his lake home in Bullock, NC, complete with furniture, books, family photographs, personal gifts, medals and awards. A formal garden behind the Stead Center is adorned with bronze statuary that once was located on the grounds of the Stead's lake home.
Other items are maintained at the PAHx Society Archives located in Johns Creek, GA and include personal papers, original family photographs, rare books, publications, and museum objects.
The archival collection contains photographs and a notebook Dr. Stead kept while he did rounds at Boston Hospital.
Dr. Stead is recognized as the founder of the PA profession. He was born on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia on October 6, 1908. He received his undergraduate and medical education at Emory University and interned at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He was a resident at the Cincinnati General Hospital and held a faculty position at Harvard and the Boston City Hospital prior to becoming the youngest person to chair the Department of Medicine at Emory University in 1942. He was named Dean of the School of Medicine at Emory in 1946, but left one year later to become Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Duke University. After 20 years, he relinquished his Duke chair to explore other avenues of research and medical care.
Although Dr. Stead is internationally recognized as a clinical scientist, educator and administrator, his greatest legacy is the large number of former students who became department chairmen and leading educators and researchers throughout the United States. As the founder of the physician assistant concept, he is recognized as one of the leading educational innovators of the twenty-first century. Although not planned, it is only appropriate that National PA Day (now week) is celebrated each year on his birthday - October 6th.
Copyright for the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Eugene A. Stead Jr. Papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Eugene A. Stead, Jr.
Duke School of Medicine
Physician Assistants Education
|Year Range from||1906|
|Year Range to||2006|
Eugene Stead Publications, 1939-1944
Eugene A. Stead, Jr. Notebook, Boston City Hospital, 1938