Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Surgeonsí Hall Site
Independence National Historical Park
On this site in the 1790s, the University of Pennsylvania operated the first medical school in America. The building housed a classroom, a chemical laboratory, and an anatomical lecture hall with a skylight.
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
Location. 39° 56.872′ N, 75° 8.952′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from S 5th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secretary of the Navyís Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Insurance Company of North America (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Morris (1734 - 1806) (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Pealeís Mastodon, 2017 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Philosophical Society Hall (about 300 feet away); American Philosophical Society (about 300 feet away); Second Bank of the United States (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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