The Georgia Medical Society

The Georgia Medical Society (HM3DO)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.765', W 81° 5.086'

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The Georgia Medical Society

Dr. Noble Wimberly Jones
Physician and resident of Savannah Georgia
American Revolutionary War veteran and patriot
Georgia Delegate to Continental Congress
First Georgia Medical Society 1804
"The Morning Star of the Revolution"

The Georgia Medical Society of Savannah
Georgia is the oldest Local Medical Society
in the United States
Bicentennial Celebration 1808-2004

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Georgia Medical Society Activities
19th Century

Began smallpox eradication program for SavannahAssisted in the founding of the SavannahPoor House and hospital forerunnerof the present Candler Hospital
First Medical License Exam Board for Georgia
First Medical Ethics Act in Georgia
Aided in founding the Georgia Infirmaryfor medical care for free blacks and slaves
Began first systematic anti-Malarial effort in USA1874
Assisted in founding St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah
In the 19th century, the Georgia Medical Societyfought epidemics in Savannah-Smallpox,Yellow Fever, Cholera, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria,Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever and others.
The Georgia Medical Society conducted healthsurveys in Savannah and surrounding areas forNutrition , Tuberculosis, Hook worm, VenerealDisease and Maternal/Child Health.
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Georgia Medical Society Activities
20th Century


Assisted in founding the U.S. Public Health clinicsin Savannah, this program was later transferredto Atlanta and became the Communicable DiseaseCenter later the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 1931's
Donated 8000 volumes of rare medical textbooksand journals to the Duke University MedicalLibrary, Durham, North Carolina to create thenucleus of its medical library
Assisted in founding Memorial HospitalSavanna, Georgia
Established the Community Cardiovascular Clinicto study and to treat heart disease, high bloodpressure and stroke in coastal Georgia
Established the first Sports Medicine Programfor high school athletes in southeast Georgia
Sponsored medical care for the Yachting venuefor the Olympic Games in Savannah Georgia
Began first local program for Bio Terrorism education
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Georgia Medical Society Activities
21st Century

The membership of the Georgia Medical Societyconsists of over 400 physicians in Chatham,Effingham and Bryan Counties in all medicaland surgical specialties.
We trust that future physicians will servetheir patients in the same caring traditionas have past generations of our society.
We hope that future generations of physicianswill be inspired by the noble heritage and bythe motto of our Georgia Medical Societywhich arise from the earliest daysof our nation's independence
Mens Invicta

(The Spirit Remains Free)
Savannah, Georgia
December 1804 — December 12 2004
In the 228th year of American Liberty
HM NumberHM3DO
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Georgia Medical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 492000 N 3549241
Decimal Degrees32.07941667, -81.08476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.765', W 81° 5.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 45.90" N, 81° 5' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 E Broad St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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