History of Medicine
Grave of John S. Billings at Arlington Cemetery
The well-known Arlington National Cemetery lies on the western bank of the Potomac River, just across from the Lincoln Memorial. Over 245,000 veterans and their family members are buried in these hilly grounds covering more than 600 acres. In addition to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Cemetery's most famous monument, there are a number of memorials, including the Nurses Memorial which honors the nurses of the armed forces who served from the Spanish-American War thru the Vietnam War. Among the physicians who rest here are Alexander T. Augusta (1825-1890), James Carroll (1854-1907), William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920), Walter Reed (1851-1902), Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993), George Miller Sternberg (1838-1915), Leonard Wood (1860-1927), and John Shaw Billings (1838-1913).
The Web site of the Arlington National Cemetery, which is administered privately, includes information about the various individuals who are buried there, pictures of graves, and other useful information.
See: #16 on Area Map.
Nearest Metro Station: 'Arlington Cemetery' on Blue Line.