A History of the Pennsylvania Hospital

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On the eve of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania Hospital opened its doors as a provincial charity for the physically and mentally ill. In a matter of decades, it became not only America's first "voluntary" hospital, but also the home of the first apothecary, medical library and surgical amphitheatre. From its radical conception by a group of extraordinary colonists, the hospital has evolved into a world-renowned facility that treats over 225,000 patients a year. In A History of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Kristen Graham introduces the people and ideas that guided the Pennsylvania Hospital through numerous wars and social and economic crises, landing it at the forefront of healing, learning and innovation.
ISBN: 9781596295674
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Landmarks
Images: 73
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 10 (h)
Kristen Graham is a Philadelphia native and award-winning journalist. She graduated from Temple University, where she studied history and journalism, and began her career at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has covered crime, government and education, writing stories that attracted national attention and won her several journalism prizes. For the past year she has also worked as a columnist and online journalist at Philly.com, the Internet arm of the Inquirer and Daily News.
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