Philadelphia General Hospital

Philadelphia General Hospital (HM1K1J)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19104 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 56.93', W 75° 11.788'

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Founded in 1729, PGH was the nation's longest operating public health care institution. Originally an almshouse, the hospital moved to this location in 1871. PGH implemented innovative medical care and education under Dr. William Osler, and the work of Florence Nightingale protegee Alice Fisher advanced nursing as a profession. Pioneering methods of cancer diagnosis and radiation therapy were applied. The hospital closed in 1977.
HM NumberHM1K1J
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 483217 N 4422096
Decimal Degrees39.94883333, -75.19646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.93', W 75° 11.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 55.8" N, 75° 11' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 435-499 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19104, US
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