Medical MarvelsMonday, October 19 9:00AM - 1:00PMThis fully guided tour via deluxe coach transportation explores Philadelphia's Medical Marvels. We'll begin with a tour of Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital founded in 1751, 25 years before the American Revolution. We'll see such things as the 1817 Benjamin West painting "Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple," the historical library, begun in 1762 and once designated by the AMA as the country's most important medical library, and the oldest existing surgical amphitheatre in North America, opened in 1804.
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Next we'll visit the infamous Mutter Museum with more than 20,000 objects, including fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, anatomical and pathological models, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations.
En route, hear the stories of America's earliest medical pioneers, the infamous Legionnaires' disease and of Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic - including a walk through the once-burial ground of Yellow Fever victims.
Significant walking - wear comfortable shoes. All-weather tour.