Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace

Dr. William Lorenzo Moss Birthplace (HM7O0)

Location: Athens, GA 30606 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 57.598', W 83° 23.538'

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William Lorenzo Moss, medical researcher and physician, was born in this house at 479 Cobb Street in Cobbham on August 23, 1876. Crawford W. Long was the attending physician. Dr. Moss received his B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1897 andthe M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1905. He taught at the latter school, at Yale, and at Harvard. In 1926 Dr. Moss was Acting Dean at Harvard's School of Public Health Medicine. In 1931 he was named Dean of the Medical Department of theUniversity of Georgia (now the Medical College of Georgia).

It is as a researcher in the fields of immunology, blood types, and tropical diseases that Dr. Moss is best remembered. His most noted single contribution lay in the development of the Moss System, a classification of blood groupings which he labeled I through IV. This system was widely used throughout the world until modified during World War II. Dr. Moss headed numerous international medical research expeditions in the Caribbean, South America, and the South Pacific from 1914 to 1937. Dr. Moss died in Athens on August 12, 1957.
HM NumberHM7O0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number029-14
Year Placed1983
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources, Donor: Athens Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 278948 N 3760295
Decimal Degrees33.95996667, -83.39230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.598', W 83° 23.538'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 35.88" N, 83° 23' 32.28" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 479 Cobb St, Athens GA 30606, US
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