Hill-Physick House

Address: 321 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Neighborhood: Society Hill

Website: https://www.philalandmarks.org/physick-house

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Contact: 215-925-2251

Description: This impressive free-standing brick townhousewas the home of Philip Syng Physick from ca. 1815 until his death in 1837. Physick has been called the father of American surgery. He designed a number of innovative surgical instruments and achieved fame as a lecturer at the Pennsylvania Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. Many of his students went on to occupy leading positions in medicine throughout the country. His home is now a historic house museum.

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