Stephen Girard

Portrait of Stephen Girard by James Lambdin

Merchant, banker and philanthropist Stephen Girard gained notoriety in Philadelphia during the yellow fever pandemic, as he used his wealth and experience to take care of those stricken with the illness, following the treatment plan of Dr. Edward Stevens.

To learn more about the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, see Philadelphia: The Great Experiment's docmentary Fever: 1793: