125 Years Through 125 Stories: April 14, 2022
Our story. Our heritage. Our inspiration.
As the College moves toward its Quasquicentennial in 2024, Digest Magazine invites you to celebrate the spirit, character and myriad accomplishments of Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first 125 years.
Through an ongoing series, presented in different mediums, we’ll consider the College
in the context of its past and future, chronicling the illustrious and untold stories
of its people. We’ll capture the richness and reality of place and the magnified moments
that collectively reflect PCOM and its enduring commitment to meaningful education
To start, we proffer six reflections of legendary PCOM professors—as told by today’s
professors. Their words connect an intellectual community that extends across generations.
In addition, we bring to light the stirring story of PCOM’s second African American
alumna, Edna K. Williams, DO 1926, a diminutive osteopath with mighty hands and boundless drive.