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Bond, Thomas

Born: 1712 AD
Died: 1784 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Physicians

1712 – Thomas Bond was born in Calvert County, Maryland, on the 2nd of May, the son of Richard Bond and Elizabeth Chew.


1738 – He began his medical training in Annapolis and traveled to Paris and England.


1739 – He returned to Philadelphia.


1741 – Became Port Inspector for Contagious Diseases in Philadelphia.


1743 – He helped his long-time friend Benjamin Franklin establish the American Philosophical Society.


1750 – Bond began to raise funds to establish a place of care for the both the sick and the mentally ill.


1752 – Co-founded the Pennsylvania Hospital on High (now Market) Street in Philadelphia.


1766 – Served as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and began clinical lectures for the benefit of medical students.


1784 – Bond died in Philadelphia on the 26th of March.