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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); American War Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion 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); You Are Remembered (about 700 feet away); USS Serpens Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Regarding Walter Reed, M.D.. Walter Reed General Hospital was named in his honor in 1909. In September 1951, the 100th anniversary of his birth, Walter Reed General Hospital was renamed Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Recently, Walter Reed Army Medical Center was decommissioned and its staff and facilities relocated to the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md. where the two have merged to form the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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, (Submitted on December 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on March 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 6. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.