Doctor's Orders: Laurel Hill's Physicians and Their Patients

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Since the time of Hippocrates, the doctor-patient relationship has been regarded as the foundation of good health care. From the physicians who were closer than a heartbeat to the Presidency; the doctor who prescribed isolation and a milk-based diet to treat anxiety; to the woman who earned France’s highest military award before American women were allowed to vote; doctors and patients have relied on good faith throughout the ages. And yet, no matter the prognosis, treatment or outcome, “death is the destination we all share.” Join us for a fascinating walking tour that examines the relationships between the Cemetery’s most medicinal residents and their patients.

The tour will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 1:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

The cost is $15/person; or $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Tour Guide: Thomas Stringer

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