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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 38° 52.388′ N, 85° 1.217′ W. Marker was near East Enterprise, Indiana, in Switzerland County. Marker was at the intersection of State Road 250 and Allensville Road, on the right when traveling west on State Road 250. Touch for map. Marker was 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 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow
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flies. Edgar Lamkin House (approx. 8.8 miles away in Kentucky); First Christian Church (approx. 8.8 miles away in Kentucky); Craig House (approx. 8.8 miles away in Kentucky); Warsaw Deposit Bank (approx. 8.8 miles away in Kentucky); Henry Yates House (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Sally McCann House (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Thompson-Bradley House (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); First Presbyterian Church / Consolidated 2nd Baptist Church (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky).
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new marker entitled: Dr. John Shaw Billings, (marker # 78.2018.1)
 
Also see . . .  John Shaw Biillings - Indiana University. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. Birthplace of John Shaw Billings, M.D. Marker
At intersection of State Route 250 and Allensville Road
John Shaw Billings<br>by Cecilia Beaux image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 573 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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