Greene Vardiman Black

Greene Vardiman Black (HM1330)

Location: Jacksonville, IL 62650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.055', W 90° 13.505'

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G.V. Black, father of modern dentistry, was born in 1836 on a farm near Winchester, Illinois. He studied medicine and dentistry and in 1857 began his practice of dentistry in Winchester. After serving in the Civil War, he resumed dental practice in Jacksonville. His home and last office stood on this site. Here he did extensive research, invented dental instruments, and wrote hundreds of papers and books. Many of his ideas on care and restoration of teeth became the accepted methods. Dr. Black taught operative dentistry and pathology at several dental schools. he moved to Chicago in 1897 to become dean of the Northwestern University Dental School, serving until his death in 1915.
HM NumberHM1330
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1973
Placed ByG.V. Black District Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society & Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 737798 N 4401944
Decimal Degrees39.73425000, -90.22508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.055', W 90° 13.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 3.30" N, 90° 13' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 356 E State St, Jacksonville IL 62650, US
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