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John Shaw Billings
Birth: Apr. 12, 1838
Death: Mar. 11, 1913

Medical Pioneer. Born in Allensville, Indiana, he graduated from Miami University and as a surgeon from the Medical College of Ohio, in 1858. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and served as medical inspector of the Army of the Potomac and was eventually posted to the office of the U.S. Surgeon General as Lieutenant Colonel. Remaining in the Army after the war until 1895, he oversaw the establishment of the National Library of Medicine as it grew into the most comprehensive collection of medical books and journals in the world. He helped design the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as one of the best medical schools in the world. He also was the first director of the New York Public Library and his organization of U.S. medical institutions was central to modernization of hospital care and maintenance of public health in America. He died of pneumonia in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Katharine Mary Stevens Billings (1837 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Billings (1865 - 1865)*
  John Sedgwick Billings (1869 - 1928)*
  Margaret J Billings (1872 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 47-A, Map Grid O-32
 
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Record added: Mar 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20634
John Shaw Billings
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John Shaw Billings
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John Shaw Billings
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- R I P
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014

- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 11, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013
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