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John Shaw Billings
Birth: Apr. 12, 1838
Switzerland County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1913
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

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: 
  Katharine Mary Stevens Billings (1837 - 1912)*
  Infant Billings (1865 - 1865)*
  Kate Billings Wilson (1866 - 1933)*
  John Sedgwick Billings (1869 - 1928)*
  Margaret J Billings (1872 - 1960)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 47-A
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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