The first hospital, the first medical school, the first medical society, and abundant Civil War casualties, all combined to establish the most important medical center in the country. It's still the second largest industry in the city.
Philadelphia dominated the medical profession so long that it's hard to distinguish between local traditions and national ones. The distinctive feature is that in Philadelphia you must be a real doctor before you become a mere specialist.
Philadelphia Medicine (2)
Philadelphia is where medicine began in America
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Originally published: Friday, May 15, 2009; most-recently modified: Sunday, July 21, 2019