Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Walter Reed, M.D.
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..
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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