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Description "Mower U. S. A. General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia", color lithograph by James Queen. "In the foreground a train with two passenger cars stands at the depot for the reception of patients. Behind is the hospital consisting of a central compound from which radiate forty-seven wards and other buildings, the whole enclosed by a picket fence. There is a key to the identification of the buildings, which housed 4,000 patients. This hospital, designed by John McArthur, was bounded by Abington and Springfield avenues and fronted by the Chestnut Hill track of the Reading Railroad, opposite the present Wyndmoor Station. The largest hospital in the Philadelphia area, it was opened on January 17, 1863."
Date circa 1863(1863)
Source P. S. Duval & Son< Philadelphia.
Author James Queen.
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