Disection Room

An original disection room at the historical Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where anatomical dissecting was performed for instruction, research, or analysis.

In 1751, Dr. Thomas Bond concieved of Pennsylvania Hospital as a hospital "for the reception and cure of the sick poor... free of charge", with the first facility opening in 1752. In 1755, the cornerstone was laid for a perminant hospitlal, of which the building still exists today next to a modern facility.
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