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Medical News & Perspectives
May 9, 2001

At Pennsylvania Hospital, 250 Years of Care

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JAMA. 2001;285(18):2313-2316. doi:10.1001/jama.285.18.2313

Philadelphia—On a full city block in Society Hill, a short walk from Independence Hall, surrounded by azaleas and wisteria and overseen by a statue of state founder William Penn, sits the original Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in this country. Established on May 11, 1751, by a charter granted by the Pennsylvania legislature through the efforts of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond, MD, the hospital this week celebrates 250 years of caring for the community.

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