Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Named in honor of Major Walter Reed
— Pioneer in Military Medicine —
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 38° 58.491′ N, 77° 1.79′ W. Marker is in Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Main Drive Northwest (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles west of 12th Street NorthwestTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6900 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Walter Reed Army Medical Center (a few steps from this marker); Borden's Dream Realized (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter Reed General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Borden's Dream (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cameron's Creek and the Rose Garden (about 400 feet away); WRAMC - Modern Era (about 500 feet away); Battle of Fort Stevens (about 600 feet away); Site of a Tulip Tree (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
Also see . . .
1. Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC area. (Submitted on December 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.