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Birthplace John Shaw Billings MD April 12 1838 - March 11 1913

Birthplace John Shaw Billings,  M.D. April 12,  1838 - March 11,  1913

Location: SR 250 & Lake Geneva Road, SW corner at Allendale Village, west of East Enterprise & south of Allensville.(Switzerland County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 78.1966.1

Marker no longer standing. Replaced by 78.2018.1 Dr. John Shaw Billings

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.

Visit the Indiana History Blog to learn about Billings's Civil War experience, medical library work, and design of Johns Hopkins Hospital.


His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index Catalogue in 1880.


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