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Jermyn in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Aid Pioneer

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. First Aid Pioneer Marker
Inscription. Here in 1899 Dr. Matthew J. Shields organized first aid for mine workers. From it grew the plan of Red Cross industrial first aid, which he helped establish. Dr. Shields died in Scranton January 23, 1939.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 32.044′ N, 75° 33.113′ W. Marker is in Jermyn, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Business U.S. 6 and Pennsylvania Route 107 on U.S. 6Business . Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jermyn PA 18433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lackawanna River Foot-Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carbondale (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Carbondale (approx. 3.6 miles away); Patrolman William F. McAndrew (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carbondale City Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away); Carbondale City Hall / Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
First Aid Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. First Aid Pioneer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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