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Walter Reed

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 5, 2012
1. Walter Reed Marker
Inscription.
Walker Reed
1851 – 1902
Major, Medical Corps
United States Army
Solider, Physician, Teacher, Scientist
Major Reed died in this building on November 3, 1902. In 1900 Walter Reed led the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Board that documented the mosquito transmission of Yellow Fever, proved the existence of the first viral disease in man, and was the first research group to get informed consent from its subjects. This building served as a hospital on the installation then known as Washington Barracks. Walter Reed General Hospital, named in his honor, opened its doors to patients transferred from this building on May 1, 1909.
This plaque placed on the centennial anniversary of his death
by the Walter Reed Society

 
Erected 2002 by The Walter Reed Society.
 
Location. 38° 52.223′ N, 77° 1.059′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on B Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Building 54, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington DC 20319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Walter Reed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Military Education at Fort McNair
Walter Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 5, 2012
2. Walter Reed Marker
Building 54
(about 600 feet away); Titanic Memorial (about 700 feet away); Housing Reform and the Syphax School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linking the "Island" to the City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harbour Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building 20, Grant Hall (approx. mile away); Wheat Row (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Walter Reed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 5, 2012
3. Walter Reed Marker
Building 54
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016.
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