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  • Posted on Jun 5, 2017
  • September 21, 1862, Courtland Saunders is shot and killed during the Battle of Antietam.
  • In his memory, his father, the Reverend Dr. Ephraim Saunders dedicated land at 39th & Market Streets in Philadelphia to establish Presbyterian Hospital.
  • 1871, the purpose of Presbyterian Hospital declared: “To provide medical and surgical aid and nursing for the sick and disabled, either in the wards of the hospital of in their homes.”

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