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Jacksonville in Morgan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Greene Vardiman Black

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
1. Greene Vardiman Black Marker
Inscription. G.V. Black, father of modern dentistry, was born in 1836 on a farm near Winchester, Illinois. He studied medicine and dentistry and in 1857 began his practice of dentistry in Winchester. After serving in the Civil War, he resumed dental practice in Jacksonville. His home and last office stood on this site. Here he did extensive research, invented dental instruments, and wrote hundreds of papers and books. Many of his ideas on care and restoration of teeth became the accepted methods. Dr. Black taught operative dentistry and pathology at several dental schools. he moved to Chicago in 1897 to become dean of the Northwestern University Dental School, serving until his death in 1915.
 
Erected 1973 by G.V. Black District Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society & Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.055′ N, 90° 13.505′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Illinois, in Morgan County. Marker is on E. State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 371 E. State Street, Jacksonville IL 62650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln and Jaquess (
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
2. Greene Vardiman Black Plaque
Green Vardiman Black
1839 - 1915
Father of modern dentistry
Lived and practiced
on this lot
1865 - 1897
within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War Governor ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln and Slavery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); 1858 Senate Race Here ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Whig Rivals and Friends ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln and Grierson ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Big Eli Wheel No. 17 ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln's Religion ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Greene Vardiman Black - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Greene Vardiman Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
3. Greene Vardiman Black Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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