Ann Preston, M.D.

Ann Preston, M.D. (HM1DF3)

Location: West Grove, PA 19390 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.221', W 75° 48.773'

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— First Female American Medical School Dean —

A pioneer physician and educator, in 1860 Preston founded the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she later established one of the nation's first nurses' training schools. A graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, she became its Dean in 1865, the first American woman to hold such an office. She was a Quaker dedicated to women's rights and an abolitionist involved with the Underground Railroad. Preston was born here.
HM NumberHM1DF3
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 430430 N 4408134
Decimal Degrees39.82035000, -75.81288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.221', W 75° 48.773'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 13.26" N, 75° 48' 46.38" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 State Rd, West Grove PA 19390, US
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