Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Carrie Nelson Black
—Founder, The Breathing Association, 1906 —
The Breathing Association was founded in 1906 as the Tuberculosis Society under the leadership of public health advocate Carrie Nelson Black. The society provided nutrition, medical care. and sanitorium services to people who could not afford proper medical care. A tuberculosis dispensary was operated at 40 South Third Street in Columbus for Ohioans needing consultation and treatment. Tuberculosis,
Erected 2007 by The Ohio Breathing Association, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 101-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 3.116′ N, 83° 3.595′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Henderson Road and Executive Drive, on the right when traveling west on Old Henderson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus OH 43220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bill Moose [Crowfoot] (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scioto Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); Beechwold Pillars (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rand P. Hollenback (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ohio State School for the Blind (approx. 2.5 miles away); Clintonville / Clinton Township (approx. 2.7 miles away); East North Broadway Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away); James J. Thomas Park (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This other marker is at 40 South Third Street across from the statehouse.
Also see . . . The Breathing Association. 20-page PDF file with a brief history and photographs. “The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Tuberculosis concentrated on: 1. passage of anti-spitting laws and anti-dust legislation, 2. making TB a reportable disease, and 3. launching an educational program. In 1901, Carrie Nelson Black became Chair of the TB Study Committee and concluded after a few years of service through the Instructive District Nurses Association locally, that a separate organization was needed in Columbus to address the devastating disease. Under her leadership, the vision became reality in 1906 with the formation of what is now The Breathing Association.” (Submitted on April 4, 2015.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.