WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST MEDICAL COLLEGE
Profile America — Wednesday, May 3rd. America's first medical college was established on this date in 1765. Students at the College of Philadelphia — now the University of Pennsylvania — were able to enroll in "anatomical lectures" and a class about "the theory and practice of physik." The faculty modeled the instruction after the style of European predecessors. They supplemented their instruction with observation and practice at nearby Pennsylvania Hospital, which was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond. The addition of these courses to the college's curriculum made Penn, in a technical sense, America's first university as well. Across the U.S. today, there are about 730,000 physicians and surgeons working out of some 221,000 offices and more than 5,300 hospitals. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
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First university/accessed 3/6/2017:
Physicians & surgeons/American Community Survey: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/B24124
Offices of physicians/ County Business Patterns/NAICS 6211: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~62111
Hospitals/County Business Patterns/NAICS 6221: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~6221
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau