Bossy recently mentioned her father is a cardiologist at the nation’s first hospital, located in the heart, heh, of Philadelphia. The other day Bossy had the opportunity to wander around the hospital’s historic grounds, which are spotted with placards denoting the events that took place surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital’s inception in 1751.
Bossy took lots of photos and she would love to share some historical facts with you. Shall we? Let’s.
This is the old part of the hospital. There is a new part. Bossy forgot to read this placard but there’s a circular thingy on the roof there, and Bossy seems to remember this has something to do with something. Next we have this:
This statue is of Pennsylvania Hospital cofounder Ben Franklin. Or maybe it’s a statue of the other founder, whose name Bossy forgets. But Bossy thinks he was a doctor. Or a surgeon. Were there surgeons back then? In whatever case he’s pointing to a representation of the charter that started the whole Pennsylvania thing to begin with. Or maybe it’s his latest medical bill.
Once again the photo above represents the old part of the hospital and it is falling over! No it isn’t, but maybe Bossy was when she framed this picture? You’ll notice a vine growing along the walkway. It is a historic vine. Or if it’s not, it will be someday. Assuming they can keep it alive. Also it features a bean:
Next we have this:
It’s from the top of… sorry, Bossy forgot to read this placard too. But Bossy thinks there’s an argument to be made for moving this thing to Bossy’s own backyard. She’d love to throw a dinner party or two all up in there. And finally we have this: