Inscription. Named in honor of Major Walter Reed, pioneer in military medicine.
By Richard E. Miller, December 4, 2008
|1. Walter Reed Army Medical Center Marker|
Although first envisioned during the Civil War, it was not until 1909 that an army general hospital was built in Washington. Named in honor of Major Walter Reed, famed for conquering yellow fever, the original hospital resulted from determined efforts of colleagues to establish a memorial to Major Reed for his service to mankind.
Today's Walter Reed Army Medical Center is a continuation of those earlier visions and dreams. World renowned for quality patient care, medical research and teaching, it remains dedicated to providing the military and their families the finest care the nation can offer.
Dedicated September 26, 1977, A.D. by the Honorable Clifford L. Alexander, Jr., Secretary of the Army.
Erected 1977 by U.S. Army.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
Location. 38° 58.594′ N, 77° 1.73′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 12th Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is located outside the main (east) entrance to the medical center's Bldg. No. 2, between Elder and Dahlia Streets, NW. It is accessible from the center's main gate off Georgia Avenue, NW. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army Medical Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of a Tulip Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Reed Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roll Call (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battleground National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battleground National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walt Penney Field (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); The Metropolitan Branch and Takoma Park (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC area. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Major Walter Reed biography. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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