— 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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 430430 N 4408134|
|Decimal Degrees||39.82035000, -75.81288333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 49.221', W 75° 48.773'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 49' 13.26" N, 75° 48' 46.38" W|
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|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 225 State Rd, West Grove PA 19390, US|
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