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Philadelphia General Hospital

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Philadelphia General Hospital Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1729, PGH was the nationís longest operating public health care institution. Originally an almshouse, the hospital moved to this location in 1871. PGH implemented innovative medical care and education under Dr. William Osler, and the work of Florence Nightingale protegee Alice Fisher advanced nursing as a profession. Pioneering methods of cancer diagnosis and radiation therapy were applied. The hospital closed in 1977.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.93′ N, 75° 11.788′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Curie Blvd.. Touch for map. The marker is located on the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commodore David Porter (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Penn Relays (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Woodlands (approx. 0.4 miles away); ENIAC (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Philippe Cret
Philadelphia General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Philadelphia General Hospital Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Woodlands-Historic Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape (approx. half a mile away); Herman Herzog (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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