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Prairieville in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar

1872-1956

 
 
Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Marker
Inscription.  
Discover of the antibiotic, Aureomycin
Son of a beloved country doctor, he carried a dedicated spirit to the frontiers of science

Having won degrees at Alabama, Auburn, Missouri, Harvard and Cornell, he taught at Cornell, Missouri, Wisconsin, completing his researches and discoveries at Lederle Laboratories
His discoveries opened a new era in medicine helping physicians save the lives of millions.

Site of birthplace and boyhood home - 300 yards

 
Erected 1991 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 32° 30.588′ N, 87° 42.032′ W. Marker has been damaged. Marker is in Prairieville, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker is on County Road 12 west of State Route 69, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallion AL 36742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. St. Andrew’s Church (within shouting distance
Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Marker
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of this marker); Freetown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vine And Olive Colony (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. Michael's Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Churchyard (approx. 7.4 miles away); Gaineswood (approx. 7.9 miles away); Demopolis Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Hawthorne, Boyhood Home Of Dr. Benjamin Duggar. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 

2. Benjamin Minge Duggar. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Future status of damaged marker.
The Alabama Historical Association (AHA) notes this marker is a total loss, so a new marker will be needed.

If the AHA cannot find a local sponsor, they hopefully may fund it as an underrepresented topic (history of medicine) marker.
    — Submitted August 30, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Marker has been damaged. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Hamilton, August 25, 2022
3. Marker has been damaged.
Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Boyhome Home Located Beyond The Tree Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar Boyhome Home Located Beyond The Tree Line
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via Timetoast, unknown
5. Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on August 25, 2022, by William Hamilton of Plant City, Florida.   4. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   5. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2022