Athens in Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace
It is as a researcher in the fields of immunology, blood types, and tropical diseases that Dr. Moss is best remembered. His most noted single contribution lay in the development of the Moss System, a classification of blood groupings which he labeled I through IV. This system was widely used throughout the world until modified during World War II. Dr. Moss headed numerous international medical research expeditions in the Caribbean, South America, and the South Pacific from 1914 to 1937. Dr. Moss died in Athens on August 12, 1957.
Erected 1983 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Donor: Athens Historical Society. (Marker Number 029-14.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.598′ N, 83° 23.538′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Cobb Street 0 miles west of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 479 Cobb Street, Athens GA 30606, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America’s First Garden Club (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Taylor-Grady House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lucy Cobb Institute (1858-1931) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Athens High and Industrial School (approx. half a mile away); Camak House: (approx. half a mile away); May Erwin Talmadge (approx. half a mile away); University of Georgia Botanical Garden (approx. half a mile away); Home of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Also see . . . Dr. William Lorenzo Moss. (Submitted on October 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine •
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