Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lillian H. South
A native of Warren Co., Ky., she exerted a powerful influence on public health in Ky. South earned her MD in 1904 and returned to Bowling Green to practice medicine, establishing St. Joseph’s Hospital in her family’s home on 12th St. She served as state bacteriologist from 1911-1951.
Dr. South earned national acclaim with her research on hookworms, which led to her election as the 1st female VP of the AMA in 1913. In 1922, she began the first lab tech training program in the US. She led the movement to ban the use of the public drinking cup. As early as the 1930s, she championed the use of vaccines. Sponsored by the Warren County Medical Society
Erected 2010 by Warren County Medical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2322.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 36° 59.415′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Hill (a few steps from this marker); Fort C. F. Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowling Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quigley-Younglove Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Williams Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Turpin Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Barr Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Getty Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.