John Shaw Billings Signed Hand Written Letter October 26th 1900
John Shaw Billings signed hand written letter sent to Edward Singleton Holden October 26th 1900. I have an archive of Edward Singleton Holden family documents, photos and letters in range from the 1800s to the 1960s. Among the correspondence are signed messages that were sent from well known people to him and his daughters, Mildred and Mabel, from the 1890s into the 1910s. Some of the authors of the letters include: Alfred Elliott Bates Arthur Twining Hadley Carl William Ackerman Charles Doolittle Walcott Clarence Cary Fitzroy Carrington George Brinton McClellan Jr George Lewis Gillespie Jr George Platt Brett Sr John Shaw Billings Joseph Roswell Hawley Nicholas Murray Butler Peter Smith Michie USMA Rossiter Johnson Talcott Williams Feel free to look through my other listings as well. John Shaw Billings (April 12, 1838 – March 11, 1913) was an American librarian, building designer, and surgeon. However, he is best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office of the Army. His work with Andrew Carnegie led to the development and his service as the first director of the New York Public Library. Billings oversaw the building of the Surgeon General’s Library, which was the nation’s first comprehensive library for medicine. Because of his approach to improving public health and hospitals, Billings headed the U. Census Office’s division of Vital Statistics and oversaw statistical compilation of censuses. With Robert Fletcher, Billings developed Index Medicus, a monthly guide to contemporary medicine that ran for 16 months until his retirement at the Medical Museum and Library. At the latter end of his work with the military, Billings aided the United States’ Secretary of the Treasury in adjusting the organization of the military hospitals. With his growing credibility in the medical field, Billings also oversaw work done to aid those struggling with yellow fever. He also served as Johns Hopkins Hospital’s medical advisor, authored reports regarding criteria for medical and nursing curricula, and hospital design. Although his name is not included in the infamous “Big Four” at Hopkins, Billings made major contributions, by the means of the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s architecture, infrastructure, and curriculum for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He resigned as a result of internal dissent over his management among his subordinates. In 1901 he became the librarian of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he remained until his death. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “vintagethyme” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.