IN.gov - Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D. April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913 Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D. 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

Text

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.

Keywords

Science, Medicine, and Inventions, Military