Philadelphia

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MILESTONES

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Friends Hospital, the Nation’s Oldest Private Psychiatric Hospital, 1813
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Carpenter’s Hall, Birthplace of the First College of Pharmacy in U.S., 1821
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Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia’s Second Medical School, 1824
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Wills Eye Hospital, Nation’s First Hospital Specializing in Eye Care, 1832
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William Procter, Jr. (1817-1874), Father of American Pharmacy Procter graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, now University of the Sciences, where he served as the first permanent professor. He helped establish the American Pharmaceutical Association and wrote “more scientific articles on pharmacy than anyone else in the Western hemisphere.” Photo: Collections of the National Library of Medicine
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John B. Deaver, M.D. (1855-1931), Known for His Saturday Operative Clinics at German Hospital, 1886
American Oncologic Hospital, One of the First Hospitals Specializing in Cancer, 1904
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Jefferson Medical College Hospital, First to Use an Electric Ambulance in Philadelphia, 1907
Jefferson Medical College Hospital, First Surgical Use of Anesthesia in Philadelphia, 1846
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20. Samaritan Hospital, Temple University’s Original Hospital, 1892
Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University’s Original Hospital, 1848
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Silas Weir Mitchell, M.D. (1829-1914), Father of American Neurology
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Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1850
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S.S. White manufactured porcelain teeth, dental instruments, and supplies. By the 1850s, the company became the world’s largest manufacturer of dental equipment. His products earned 80 medals for excellence. Photo: Collections of the National Library of Medicine.

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