Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pennsylvania Hospital - or the oldest hospital in the United States

  • I haven't posted as much recently because I have been interviewing and looking for jobs. 
  • You probably don't care about that.
  • Another unrelated fact? The woman in the apartment next door thinks that we live in a slum and that it's okay for her to leave her trash in the hall.

  • This is the first hospital in the United States and founded by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond in 1751.
  • The building below is still in use.
  • The hospital was, and still is, a teaching hospital.
  • It held the first Medical Library and in 1847 was designated the largest medical library in the country by the American Medical Association.

  • Wait too long in the spring. The garden blooms for only a few short weeks. 
  • Know where to go? The hospital is located at 800 Spruce Street.


  1. I do love a good unrelated fact - damn you Trashy Neighbor Turnkey!

  2. Thank you! Yes, it is so very frustrating. It makes me irrationally angry. But I can't understand it - in what world is it okay to leave trash in the hallway????!!!

  3. This blog makes me want to go to Philadelphia, and this entry in particular makes me want to go even more, especially in spring.

  4. inside the hospital...at least during the time i was there for childbirth related activites, there was an awesome display of pottery etc that had been excavated from the hospital grounds. I spent hours creepily staring at it.

  5. You should come to Philadelphia!!! And Matchstick Girl - that sounds lovely - the pottery - not the childbirth related activities.