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Walter Reed, M.D.

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
1. Reed Marker
U.S. Army physician Major Walter Reed was born September 13, 1851. Reed led the team that discovered that mosquitoes transmit yellow fever. He died November 22, 1902 and is buried in section 3 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Inscription.
Walter Reed, M.D. of The Univ. of Va;
A.M. of Harvard University • L.L.D. of The
Univ. of Mich; Professor of Bacteriology
Army Medical School and Columbian
Univ. Washington, D.C.
"He gave to man control over that
dreadful scourge Yellow Fever"

 
Erected by Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Location. 38° 52.423′ N, 77° 4.27′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Miles Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieut. Col. Edmund Rice (within shouting distance of this marker); 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlin Airlift (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army (about 400 feet away); The Peacemaker (about 500 feet away); USS Serpens Memorial (about 700 feet away); Americal Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Marine Division Association (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Walter Reed, M.D..
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
2. Reed Marker
Walter Reed General Hospital was named in his honor in 1909. In September 1951, the 100th anniversary of his birth, Walter Reed General Hospital was renamed Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Recently, Walter Reed Army Medical Center was decommissioned and its staff and facilities relocated to the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. where the two have merged to form the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
 
Also see . . .  Major Walter Reed, M.D., Wikipedia entry. ... postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. This insight gave impetus to the new fields of epidemiology and biomedicine, and most immediately allowed the resumption and completion of work on the Panama Canal (1904–1914) by the United States. (Submitted on December 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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3. Walter Reed
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
4. Reed Marker
 
 
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