Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
1 May 1909 - 15 September 2011
Army Medical Center
Named in honor of
Major Walter Reed, pioneer in military medicine
Dedicated September 26, 1977 A.D.
Dedicated to Major Walter Reed, who proved the mosquito transmission of yellow fever, Building 1, Walter Reed U.S. Army General Hospital opened on 1 May 1909. It was the centerpiece of Major William Borden's vision of a medical center that would unite a new general hospital with the Army medical school, museum and library in Washington, DC. Situated on the grounds of the Confederate Army's 1864 raid on Washington, the hospital's original 80 beds were quickly expanded to 2500 for World War I. "Borden's Dream" took another step forward in 1923 when the Army's first medical center integrated the hospital and the Army's medical, dental, nursing, and veterinary schools. A 182 acre convalescent section in Forest Glen, MD and a 20 acre residential section, Glen Haven, Wheaton, MD were added during World War II. The Army Medical Center was renamed the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1951 on Reed's birth centennial. The Armed Force Institute
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Walter Reed General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Borden's Dream Realized (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 500 feet away); a different marker also named Walter Reed Army Medical Center (about 700 feet away); Site of a Tulip Tree (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on December 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.