1st Hospital - Henricus - Mount Malady
America's First College,
the First Hospital
(was it America's
First Medical School, too?)
Many maladies were apparent in the settlers who arrived in Virginia after the long trans-Atlantic crossing. The Mount Malady Hospital was a place to recover from the voyage before challenging and taming the frontier, and sharing their Christian faith with the native inhabitants of Virginia, the purpose of the Virginia Company, for "propagating the Christian religion...".