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George Rodney

About This Item

Title

George Rodney

Subject

Hospital Administrators
Blockley Almshouse
Philadelphia General Hospital
Rodney, George
Photographs
Portraits

Description

George Rodney, Superintendent of PGH, standing in front of Administration Building.
George Rodney was Superintendent of PGH from 1886 to 1891

Source

Original image: Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection, Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, box 1, photo no. 3
Philadelphia General Hospital was originally part of the Philadelphia Almshouse, which was founded in 1731 for the city’s poor, elderly and indigent. Nicknamed “Old Blockley,” because of its location in Blockley Township of West Philadelphia, the hospital was renamed Philadelphia General Hospital in 1919. The hospital eventually closed in 1977. The images in this collection have been compiled from a number of sources but appear to be predominantly from the personal photo albums of attending physicians.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1888

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PGH_1_3

Is Part Of

Bower, John L. (John Lincoln), 1865-1955. Bower album

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia

Temporal Coverage

History, 19th Century

Original Format

1 photograph : albumen print, sepia

Physical Dimensions

9 x 12.5 cm

Citation

“George Rodney,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed July 7, 2022, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/605.