A History of the First Quarter of the Second Century of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Read Before the Board of Managers at Their Stated Meeting Held 9th Mo. 25th, 1876.
by Meigs, J. Forsyth
145 pp. "In the year 1851, Dr. George B. Wood prepared, at the request of the Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, a history of the first hundred years of the Institution. At the close of the year 1875, the Managers, in view of the approaching celebration in the year 1876, in this city, of the hundredth year of the nation, deemed it wise to have the history of the Hospital continued to that period. The following sketch of the first quarter of the second century of the Institution (1851-1876) is the fruit of this action of the Managers.""When the Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin, it was for the distinct purpose of caring not only for citizens of Philadelphia who might be injured or acutely ill, but also for "strangers" in the city, who could not be provided with proper care in inns or lodgings. For this reason it can justly assert its claim to be considered as the oldest hospital in the United States."--Introduction from Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital of Philadelphia from 1751 to 1938.""One hundred and eighty-four years ago Benjamin Franklin, then a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Hospital, prepared and printed in his own printing plant, a history of the hospital. This he called "Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; From its first Rise, to the Beginning of the Fifth month, called May, 1754." A copy of that book may be seen in the Hospital's library."--The Engle Press, Philadelphia, PA.Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL COLONIAL AMERICA Corners bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, pages toned. Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street, 1877. Very Good/No Jacket.
(Inventory #: 2197327)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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