Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

11Apr
2020
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Dr. Graeme, Pest Houses, & Quarantine in Colonial Philadelphia

Quarantine, social distancing, and community spread are very much on our minds these days, but the concepts were not unknown to¬†earlier doctors, including our own Dr. Graeme. Even though disease vectors were not always understood or accurately identified (bad air was often blamed), it was observed that those who avoided the sick escaped disease. While […]

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2012
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Six Degrees of Doctor Graeme: Did Your Ancestors Immigrate through the Port of Philadelphia?

Did your ancestors immigrate through the Port of Philadelphia in the 1700s? If so, they may have crossed paths with Dr. Graeme! As both a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1731 through at least 1750, and the Port Physician for the Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1741, Dr. Graeme encountered thousands of immigrants. As […]