Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: History of Medicine in Georgia

This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted Dr. Crawford W. Long and National Doctor’s Day on March 30. Keeping with the medical theme, GHS invites you to take part in an online historical marker scavenger hunt exploring how Georgia’s doctors and medical institutions shaped our state’s past.

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the medical-themed questions! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all of Georgia’s markers by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions. For a quick tutorial on how to use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database, click here

Click the toggle below to access the History of Medicine in Georgia Scavenger Hunt.

Click here for a printable version of the online scavenger hunt. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, check your answers here.

  1. During the first surgery using anesthesia, what did Dr. Crawford W. Long remove from James Venable?
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  2. In what year did the Brotherhood of Physicians form?
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  3. What is the Moss System?
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  4. This institution was one of the first in the South to medically treat all races under one roof.
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  5. W.S. Prather provided the majority of funds to build this hospital.
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  6. This hospital treated 23,055 World War II veterans between 1943 and 1945.
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  7. This person served as a nurse, laundress, and teacher, alongside her husband Sgt. Edward King, during the Civil War.
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  8. On October 1, 1829, the Medical Academy of Georgia opened its doors at what hospital?
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  9. Alfred Blalock performed the first kind of this surgery.
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  10. What is the oldest medical school in Georgia? What year did it open?
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  11. The Georgia General Assembly founded this institution for “the relief and protection of afflicted and aged Africans” in 1832.
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  12. Lucy Craft Laney and Dr. William H. Doughty founded this institution as one of the first nursing schools for blacks in the South.
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