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Jeanne Laurel Brand Billings

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 17 Jun 2013 (aged 93–94)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
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JEANNE LAUREL BRAND BILLINGS

Medical historian and health sciences administrator, who retired as chief of the National Library of Medicine's International Programs Branch in 1912, died on June 17, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.
The author and co-editor of several books in the history of public health and psychiatry, Mrs. Billings was known professionally as Dr. Brand. She was born in New York City in 1919, graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1941, received a M.A. from the University of Rochester in 1942, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of London, England in economic and public health history in 1953.
During World War II, Dr. Brand served as a Lt. (j.g.) in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Following the war, she was a staff member of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, 1946-1949 and an associate historian at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis from 1953-1956. Dr. Brand joined the extramural research grant program staff of the National Institute of Mental Health in 1956 and in 1967 accepted the post of chief of publication and translation division at the National Library of Medicine.
A Fulbright Scholar to England, Dr. Brand was a past president of both the Washington Society for the History of Medicine and the American Association for the History of Medicine. She was a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Directors Award and the A.A.H.M. Lifetime Achievement Award, a member of the International Society for the History of Medicine, St. John's Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, MD, the Woman's National Democratic Club and the Montgomery Society's volunteer corps.
Dr. Brand married John Ashcroft Billings, a retired Foreign Service Officer in 1991. Mr. Billings died in 1996. Survivors include a step-daughter, Carole Billings Casey of St. Louis, MO; a step-son, John A. Billings, Jr. of Wheaton, MD; two step-grandsons and a half-niece, Susan Brand Moutoux of Vienna, VA. Memorial service will be held in Missouri. Interment at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, www.heartlandhospicefund.org

Published in The Washington Post on June 23, 2013


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  • Created by: David McInturff
  • Added: 23 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112753608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanne Laurel Brand Billings (1919–17 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112753608, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by David McInturff (contributor 47179039) .