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   Stephen Girard a great American philanthropist  

After his death, Stephen Girard was widely hailed as a great benefactor and was finally also credited for his much earlier dedication to his fellow citizens, when he personally took care of the dying sick at Bush Hill hospital, during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia. Thus, Stephen Girard, the solitary croesus, the great philanthropist got his place in American history

 

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