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College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the oldest private medical society in the United States. Founded in 1787 by 24 Philadelphia physicians "to advance the Science of Medicine, and thereby lessen human misery, by investigating the diseases and remedies which are peculiar to our country" and to promote "order and uniformity in the practice of Physick," it has made important contributions to medical education and research. Wikipedia*

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College of Physicians of Philadelphia has hosted 5 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1996 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2015 with an average of 1,257 views per video.

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    Pox: An American History

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    Exhuming Historical Figures

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    Illness and Death of President F. Roosevelt

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