“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Academy of Medicine

Academy of Medicine Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 19, 2002
1. Academy of Medicine Marker
Inscription. Thirteen Atlanta physicians organized the Brotherhood of Physicians in 1854. After many location and name changes, the Brotherhood evolved in to the Fulton County Medical Society, which dedicated the Academy of Medicine as its headquarters here on December 15, 1941. Medical Society members played a major role in health care for all Georgians, including advances in the treatment of pellagra, hookworm, tuberculosis, and venereal disease. Designed by Philip T. Shutze and R. Kennon Perry, the Academy of Medicine is an outstanding example of Neoclassical architecture. The Medical Association of Atlanta directed restoration in 1983 and deeded the Academy to the Atlanta Medical Heritage to preserve it as an historic building.
Erected 2002. (Marker Number 60-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 46.705′ N, 84° 23.236′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on West Peachtree Street just north of 7th Street NE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 875 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Academy of Medicine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 19, 2002
2. Academy of Medicine and Marker
distance of this marker. David and Frances Cotting (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. 0.3 miles away); James J. Andrews (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sector of Siege Line (approx. half a mile away); Georgia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baltimore Block (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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