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Organization: Public Safety

Free medical care was given to all visitors at the Centennial Medical Department, a six-bed hospital organized by 32-year old Dr. William Pepper, already a distinguished physician, who later was to become founder of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Over 6,463 people received medical or surgical treatment. A special police force called the Centennial Guards assured public safety. There were 675 arrests recorded during the Centennial. A Fire Department responded to 36 fires.



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