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Wills Eye Hospital

 
 
Wills Eye Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Wills Eye Hospital Marker
Inscription.  In operation since 1834, Wills was the first US medical facility dedicated to the treatment of eyes and first to train residents in ophthalmology. Committed to patient care, research, and education, Wills is known worldwide for its surgical and medical innovations in eye care.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.887′ N, 75° 9.347′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walnut Street Theatre (a few steps from this marker); McClellan House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Republican National Convention (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reynolds-Morris House (about
Wills Eye Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Wills Eye Hospital Marker
500 feet away); President Abraham Lincoln (about 600 feet away); Robert Bogle (about 600 feet away); Joseph Bonaparte (about 700 feet away); Philadelphia Electric Company (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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