Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital (Publications of the Institute of History of Medicine, Fourth Series: Bibliotheca Medica Americana, Volume VI)

By: Franklin, Benjamin; Cohen, I. Bernard

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A fine copy.Jacket faintly toned. 1954 Hard Cover. xxx, 40 pp. Printed in facsimile with an introduction by I. Bernard Cohen. Franklin was a prime mover in establishing the Pennsylvania Hospital, the first permanent hospital built in the future United States.When the Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin, it was for the distinct purpose of caring not only for citizens of Philadelphia who might be injured or acutely ill, but also for strangers in the city, who could not be provided with proper care in inns or lodgings. For this reason it can justly assert its claim to be considered as the oldest hospital in the United States.--Introduction from Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital of Philadelphia from 1751 to 1938.One hundred and eighty-four years ago Benjamin Franklin, then a member of the Board of the Pennsylvania Hospital, prepared and printed in his own printing plant, a history of the hospital. This he called Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; From its first Rise, to the Beginning of the Fifth month, called May, 1754. A copy of that book may be seen in the Hospital's library.--The Engle Press, Philadelphia, PA.Keywords: MEDICAL MEDICINE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL COLONIAL AMERICA

Title: Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital (Publications of the Institute of History of Medicine, Fourth Series: Bibliotheca Medica Americana, Volume VI)

Author: Franklin, Benjamin; Cohen, I. Bernard

Categories: American, 19th Century and Earlier,

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1954

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2203758