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Exhibit about Yellow Fever at the Physick House T

his month, a special exhibit, titled “ Pestilence Prevails…” will open at the Physick House, historic home of the father of American surgery, at 321 S. Fourth Street in Society Hill, illustrating the medical treatment of victims of yellow fever, which was the summer scourge of Philadelphia and other East Coast cities until the late 19th Century. The exhibit will open with a party on Sunday, April 7, 5-8 PM, echoing the gaiety of Philadelphia’s 18th

C gentry, who don’t realize “Yellow Jack” (the old nickname for yellow fever) is about to enter their fair city! Food, drink, live chamber music and pre- views of the exhibit are featured. Admission is $75 per person: reserve and pre-pay online, at www., and click through to the ‘events’ page.

An elegant bedroom in Physick House will be transformed into a pe- riod sickroom – complete with patient - of the 1790’s, when Philadelphia was devastated by two yellow fever epi- demics, in 1793 and 1798. Ten percent of the population lost their lives.

Visitors will be educated about yellow fever’s true cause, unknown in the 18th

Century, its symptoms

and outcomes, and the only treat- ments available at the time of those famous epidemics. Early medical objects associated with “curing” fevers will be displayed. Publica- tions will be available. “Pestilence Prevails…” will be on exhibit until the end of September – traditionally when yellow fever epi- demics would abate! It can be viewed during regular museum hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sun- day between 12 and 5 PM, or, for groups, by ap- pointment: 215.925.2251 – follow prompts to “Physick House.” There is an admission fee. Physick House is a prop- erty of the Philadelphia

April 3, 2013


Raise Funds For Raquel

Nunn’s Recovery M

Greater Philadelphia Tourism showcases 14 hot Philly Neighborhoods through innovative campaign

By Nicole Contosta Staff Reporter


ulled by working the same job and frequenting the same hangouts on week- ends? Leave your house and go on an adventure. If you’re a Phil- adelphia-area resident you won’t have to travel too far to experience something new and distinct. They don’t call the city of Brotherly Love the city of neighborhoods for nothing. That’s because each of Philadel-

phia’s neighborhoods has such an individual character that effortlessly blend the old with the new. With such a diverse blend of historic, edgy and artistic neighborhoods, the city liter- ally offers something for everyone. Take the craft beer venues found in the former factories that comprise Northern Liberties. Consider the bands that travel from all over the country to play in Fishtown’s popular bars. There are the diverse boutiques of the legendary South Street. There’s the lingering old-world charm of the Italian Market in Bella Vista. Let’s not forget the eclectic mix of foreign cuisine in West Philadelphia. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when

imada Beauty Bazaar of Philadelphia will host a “Day of Inner and Outer Beauty” to raise funds in support of a lovely young woman by the name of Raquel Nunn. Raquel was the victim of a severe gas explo- sion at her residence in Haddon Heights, New Jersey and has been severely burned and displaced. Raquel is currently in the ICU at Crozer Chester Medical Center in critical condition, having suff ered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over her entire body. She will be unable to support herself for some time and is bereft of basic necessities such as clothing. Raquel’s family will be relocating from the West Coast and will need as much support as possible in providing for her care. The staff of Mimada Beauty Ba- zaar has been deeply aff ected by Raquel’s story and wishes to rally their supporters and community in an eff ort to help Raquel recover as best she can.

Philadelphia’s Fairmount section was named for the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits. Just steps from the renowned institutions that line the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the neighborhood is home to charming houses, great restaurants and cafes, laid-back and fun bars, friendly residents and a massive prison-turned-attraction. Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

it comes to discussing the city’s cul- tural, artistic and culinary delights. Beginning Friday, April 5th

, resi- dents will have even greater access

to what’s going on in any one of Philly’s hip fourteen neighborhoods. They include: Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Callowhill, Spring Garden,

Fairmount, Queen Village, Bella Vista, Pennsport, East Passyunk, Graduate Hospital, University City,

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Mimada Beauty Bazaar aims to raise $4,000 or more to assist Raquel in fi nancing her current and future medical treatment, as well as to rebuild her life upon leaving the hospital. The name of the event is “Together for Raquel” and will involve a day of inner and outer beauty as Mimada will off er a set number of attendees (fi rst 5 or more attendees) an op- portunity to receive complimen- tary makeup, nail, massage and hair services/consultations in exchange for contributions to the fund in support of Raquel. The event will take place on April 14, 2013 at Mimada Beauty Bazaar (1632 South Street) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will cost $25 and include beverages and appetiz- ers. The price also includes raffl e tickets for at least 3 diff erent spe- cial prizes from select sponsors. Tickets will be available for pur- chase by cash or check (payable to Raquel Nunn) at Mimada Beauty Bazaar. Raffl e winners will be an- nounced on site.

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