Source: Zach, Karen Bazzani. Montgomery Medicine Men ... Crawfordsville: MCHS, 2002.
Washington G. Williams may not have lived in Montgomery County, but surely had some patients in our area. In an 1836 newspaper article, Dr. WIlliams advertised that "the citizens of Tippecanoe and adjoining counties are respectfully informed that Wash WIlliams, MD late surgeon to the Louisville Alms House, has taken a country situation on the Wea, adjacent to the town of Columbia, on the Lafayette & Crawfordsville Road, where he purposes continuing the practice of his profession and will attend specifically to important cases of surgery; for which purpose he will visit patients at any reasonable distance, or accomodate those who wish board and lodging at his house; confidently hoping that 14 years experience in a laborious and successful practice, will enable him to do ample justice to every one that may be submitted to his care." Sounds like one of the first hospital situations in the area, doesn't it?