Pennsylvania Historical Marker
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This marker is located at 1804 Chesnut Street, Pennsylvania. The GPS coordinates for this location are 39°57'05.0" N 75°11'41.9" W.
The nation's first independent biomedical research institution was founded in 1892 by Isaac Jones Wistar. It houses the anatomical collection of the Wistar and Horner Museum. Many critical vaccines and the albino Wistar rats used in medical research were developed here.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2007