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America's First Hospital

By U.S. Census Bureau
Feb 11, 2013 - 9:52:16 AM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Profile America -- Monday, February 11th.,,,Among his many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America's first hospital.  Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter for a hospital to serve the poor, sick, and insane in Philadelphia.  The Pennsylvania Hospital opened on this date in 1752, in a converted house.  The hospital later developed at a location where a modern medical complex still serves the city.  During its long history, the hospital's doctors have made advances in many fields, becoming known as "the father" of both American psychiatry and also of surgery.  Today, there are more than 6,500 hospitals in the U.S., employing over 5.5 million people.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Kane's Famous First Facts, 4868
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 622

U.S. Census Bureau

Web Site: http://www.census.gov

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