• CHFM Announces Manuscript Donation from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Founding Residency Program Director, Nikitas J. Zervanos, MD                     

    February 11, 2020

    Cheri Tabel
    (800) 274-2237, ext. 6306

    The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) announced today the donation of three manuscripts from Nikitas J. Zervanos, MD. The manuscripts focus on the history of family medicine and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s Family Practice Residency Program in Lancaster, Penn., one of the first approved family medicine programs in the United States. Dr. Zervanos was the founding director.

    “The manuscripts from Dr. Zervanos represent 50 years of focused education regarding the family physician,” said Phyl Naragon, deputy executive director, American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. “We are thrilled he has donated the manuscripts to the Center, where family physicians, residents, students, historians, scholars and educators will have access to them for years to come.”

    The manuscripts are separated into three books. Book I is an account of the evolution of general medical practice in America; Book II delves into the history of general medical practice in Lancaster County, as well as the history of Lancaster General Hospital; Book III is the story of Lancaster General’s family practice residency program.

    For more information about the collection and how to access the manuscripts, please email the Center at chfm@aafp.org or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6007.

    About the Center for the History of Family Medicine
    Housed at the national headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and administered by the AAFP Foundation, the mission of the CHFM is to serve as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of family medicine in the United States for the benefit of the specialty and the public. The CHFM collection includes decades of documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia that are professionally cataloged and preserved in a climate-controlled environment.

    About the AAFP Foundation
    The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Its mission is to advance the values of family medicine through humanitarian, educational, and scientific philanthropy dedicated to improving health.