This Day in History February 11, 1753

By Ruth on February 11, 2014 in American history, history
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Pennsylvania HospitalThere does appear to be some discrepancy, but the most reliable sites seem to say that on this date in 1753, the first hospital in the U.S. (Pennsylvania Hospital) began admitting patients. Dr. Thomas Bond was committed to this relatively new idea, and he asked his friend, Benjamin Franklin, to open a hospital in Philadelphia.  He worked very hard to raise the necessary funds, and the motto of the hospital was “Take care of him and I will repay thee.”

For more info:

http://patriciahysell.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/pennsylvania-hospital/

http://psychologyshistory.umwblogs.org/hannahs-page/first-mental-institution/

http://www.ushistory.org/tour/pennsylvania-hospital.htm

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/features/creation.html

http://famousdaily.com/history/pennsylvania-hospital-1st-hospital-in.html

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