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Near East Enterprise in Switzerland County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D.

April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913

 
 
Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
1. Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 78.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.388′ N, 85° 1.217′ W. Marker is near East Enterprise, Indiana, in Switzerland County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 250 and Allensville Road, on the right when traveling west on State Road 250. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Enterprise IN 47019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1798 (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Governor From Warsaw (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Jail (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings
Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker
At intersection of State Route 250 and Allensville Road
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Privy (approx. 9.1 miles away); Switzerland County World War I Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Dungeon (approx. 9.1 miles away); Switzerland County Courthouse (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Shaw Biillings - Indiana University. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
John Shaw Billings<br>by Cecilia Beaux image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 26, 2013
3. John Shaw Billings
by Cecilia Beaux
John S,. Billings, M.D., U.S.A., in charge of the Library 1865-1895. Presented by 260 Physicians of America and Great Britain.
Portrait in the main reading room, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda Maryland.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on July 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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