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Who invented the first hospital?

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The first hospital was founded in Philadelphia. One founder was Benjamin Franklin.

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The voluntary hospital movement began in the early 18th century, with hospitals being founded in London by the 1710s and 20s, including Westminster Hospital (1719) promoted by the private bank C. Hoare & Co and Guy's Hospital (1724) funded from the bequest of the wealthy merchant, Thomas Guy.

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