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Medicine 1776

Medicine 1776
Sun, Apr 24

12:00 pm - 03:00 pm

What was medicine like in 1776? Travel back in time at Pennsylvania Hospital’s historic Pine Building and explore just how much has changed (or stayed the same) throughout American medical history. Visit the original surgical amphitheater, where surgeries took place before the development of anesthetics and sanitation standards, and take a tour of the Physic Garden to learn about herbal medicine. Peer through antique microscopes and uncover the intrigue surrounding Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond’s establishment of the first chartered hospital in the nation.
  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Price: FREE

  • Location

    Pennsylvania Hospital

    800 Spruce Street - Enter at the Archway on 8th Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19107

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  • Partners

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) initially was launched in 1982 as the Center for the History of Chemistry. Since its beginnings, CHF has striven to foster an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. As an independent and educational nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books which preserve the rich and extensive history of chemistry. CHF continues to inspire a passion for chemistry within the city of Philadelphia through its public programs, museum exhibitions, conferences, and scholarly research center.
    Penn Medicine
    Penn Medicine
    Penn Medicine
    Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.9 billion enterprise. The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $409 million awarded in the 2014 fiscal year. The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine. Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2014, Penn Medicine provided $771 million to benefit our community.
    Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is a provider of education and information for the people of Philadelphia and beyond. With over 21 million documents – including manuscripts, graphics, and ephemera – HSP serves more than 4,000 on-site researchers annually and millions more around the globe who use its online resources. HSP offers extensive online resources including digital collections, curricular materials, and hosts educator workshops, public programs and lectures throughout the year.