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Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“World War I 1917-1918”

 

—Fort Nelson Park —

 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. When the United States entered World War I, immediate steps were taken to expand the hospital. Several temporary wood-framed buildings were constructed to accommodate the ever-growing number of patients. These buildings included 34 patient pavilions and four Hospital Corps barracks. In the course of one month during 1917, the patients increased from 200 to 1,405. The largest monthly admissions were in October 1918 when the number of patients reached 2,257. Treatment of measles and mumps accounted for half of the patients. The hospital also treated large numbers of patients during the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Location. 36° 50.476′ N, 76° 18.324′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, World I
 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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