Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Angel Among US
February 28, 1922 - February 14, 2006
Dr. Arbona's distinguished career evolved from surgeon and general practitioner to psychiatrist, and took him from Mexico to New York, Maryland and Washington, DC. Seeing the devastating effects of substance abuse and mental illness on families and communities, he dedicated his life to improving mental health and relieving the suffering caused by addiction. He was recognized among his peers for his tenacity, intelligence, teaching ability, innate assessment skills and deep insight. He broke barriers as a vice chief of Prince Georges Hospital, challenging old stigmas of both psychiatry and alcoholism, and founding Maryland's first public alcoholic treatment unit. Known for his remarkable bedside manner, he saw his patients as people with value, rather than as disease entities. In his twenty years at Reality House,
Location. 39° 6.404′ N, 76° 50.959′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Main Street, Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church of Laurel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Philip's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill (about 800 feet away); Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patuxent River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avondale Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riverfront Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
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