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  • The Daily Pennsylvanian discusses Satterlee Hospital, a Civil War field Hospital located in the still rural West Philadelphia, running from 42nd & Baltimore to 45th & Pine. Run by 1853 Penn Medicine grad Isaac Hayes, the innovative hospital proved to be a precursor of the modern hospital. “A great amount of effort went into keeping sufficient ventilation and avoiding diseases typically associated with Civil War hospitals. This, along with proper medical care of battlefield wounds, resulted in there being only 110 deaths from October of 1862 to 1863,” … a rate “much lower than many of its peer hospitals.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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