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

Alfred Blalock, M.D.


Alfred Blalock, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 27, 2007
1. Alfred Blalock, M.D. Marker
Inscription. World famous surgeon, teacher and research scientist was born in Culloden, Georgia April 5, 1899 and educated at Georgia Military College, the University of Georgia and Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed his surgical training at Vanderbilt University where he served as Professor of Surgery 1928-1941. He was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins 1941-1963. His research on traumatic shock led to saving many lives in World War II. On November 29, 1944, he performed the first 'blue baby' operation. This success was important in the development of modern heart surgery. In 1947 he demonstrated his operation in England and in France. Dr. Blalock was recognized as a world leader in surgery and was honored as president of many organizations including the American Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Clinical Surgery and Society for Vascular Surgery. He was particularly proud of his election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. However, his proudest achievement was the large number of famous surgical teachers and investigators he taught and trained. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on September 15, 1964
Erected 1996 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 32° 51.782′ N, 84° 5.643′ W. Marker is in Culloden, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street/College Street and Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street/College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culloden GA 31016, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Culloden (approx. mile away); Trice Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lamar Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 10.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 10.7 miles away); First Post Office (approx. 10.7 miles away); Lamar Electric Membership Corporation Incorporating Board of Directors (approx. 10.7 miles away); Auchumpkee Creek Bridge (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culloden.
Categories. Science & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on August 2, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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