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The Georgia Medical Society

 
 
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, west side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, west side
Georgia Medical Society Activities
Inscription.
(West face)
The Georgia Medical Society

1804-2004
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones
Physician and resident of Savannah Georgia
American Revolutionary War veteran and patriot
Georgia Delegate to Continental Congress
First Georgia Medical Society 1804
"The Morning Star of the Revolution"

The Georgia Medical Society of Savannah
Georgia is the oldest Local Medical Society
in the United States
Bicentennial Celebration 1808-2004


(North face)
Georgia Medical Society Activities
19th Century

1804
Began smallpox eradication program for Savannah Assisted in the founding of the Savannah Poor House and hospital forerunner of the present Candler Hospital
1821
First Medical License Exam Board for Georgia
1821
First Medical Ethics Act in Georgia
1833
Aided in founding the Georgia Infirmary for medical care for free blacks and slaves
1870s
Began first systematic anti-Malarial effort in USA 1874
Assisted in founding St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah
In the 19th century, the Georgia Medical Society fought epidemics in Savannah-Smallpox, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever and others.
The Georgia Medical Society conducted
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, north side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
2. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, north side
health surveys in Savannah and surrounding areas for Nutrition , Tuberculosis, Hook worm, Venereal Disease and Maternal/Child Health.
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(East face)
Georgia Medical Society Activities
20th Century

1930's

Assisted in founding the U.S. Public Health clinics in Savannah, this program was later transferred to Atlanta and became the Communicable Disease Center later the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 1931's
Donated 8000 volumes of rare medical textbooks and journals to the Duke University Medical Library, Durham, North Carolina to create the nucleus of its medical library
1952
Assisted in founding Memorial Hospital Savanna, Georgia
1960's
Established the Community Cardiovascular Clinic to study and to treat heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke in coastal Georgia
1972
Established the first Sports Medicine Program for high school athletes in southeast Georgia
1996
Sponsored medical care for the Yachting venue for the Olympic Games in Savannah Georgia
1997
Began first local program for Bio Terrorism education
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(South face)
Georgia Medical Society Activities
21st Century

2004
The membership of the Georgia Medical Society consists of over 400 physicians
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, east side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
3. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, east side
in Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties in all medical and surgical specialties.
We trust that future physicians will serve their patients in the same caring tradition as have past generations of our society.
We hope that future generations of physicians will be inspired by the noble heritage and by the motto of our Georgia Medical Society which arise from the earliest days of our nation's independence
Mens Invicta
Manet

(The Spirit Remains Free)
Savannah, Georgia
December 1804 — December 12 2004
In the 228th year of American Liberty

 
Erected 2004 by The Georgia Medical Society.
 
Location. 32° 4.765′ N, 81° 5.086′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bay Street near Rossiter Place & East Broad Street ramp, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Harbor Light (within shouting distance of this marker); The Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lions Club of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironclads and Gunboats of the Savannah River Squadron
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Marker, south face
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossing the Savannah (about 300 feet away); 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron (about 300 feet away); New World Medical Plants (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Georgia Medical Society (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Famous Americans : Noble Wimberly Jones. (Submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Noble W Jones ..."In 1755 Jones wed Sarah Davis. They had fourteen children, and survived all but one..." (Submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones
Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Grave site at nearby Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
6. Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones Grave site at nearby Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,102 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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