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About 1900 Philadelphia had been described as "corrupt but content," a status
quo that Philadelphians were indeed content with until 1939, when a group
known as the Young Turks and influenced by the nationwide New Deal of the ...
More than 150 of Philadelphia's business enterprises were established in the
1700s, but the city's economy has changed greatly in recent decades. Such old
and once-dominant industries as textile mills met stiff competition from the South.
Philadelphia is also a centre for higher medical education, with several general
schools and spe- education cialized schools in pharmacy, podiatry, optometry,
and osteopathy. The Curtis Institute of Music (1924) is a leading music school, ...
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