In 1969, MEDEX Dr. Richard Smith brought together a consortium of physicians who supported the idea of a new category of mid-level medical practitioners, which would become the PA profession. But the early PA profession saw lots of professional and political resistance; many had to be convinced of the efficacy and value of bringing PA into their practices. Here are some films and videos produced by MEDEX Northwest that were meant to do just that, and that today stand as a testament to how far things have come since the 1970’s.