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Indiana Historical Bureau

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IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D. April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913 Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D. April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913

Birthplace John Shaw Billings,  M.D. April 12,  1838 - March 11,  1913

 

 

Location: SR 250 & Lake Geneva Road, SW corner at Allendale Village, west of East Enterprise & south of Allensville.(Switzerland County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 78.1966.1

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.

Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about Billings's Civil War experience, medical library work, and design of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index Catalogue in 1880.

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Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Military