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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“World War II and Korea 1937-1953”

 

— Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription.  World War II created the need to rapidly expand the hospital in 1941. The $1.5 million program increased the number of hospital beds to 3,441. A dental clinic, ships service, library and a bank were added. The staff -- medical officers, nurses, corpsmen, marines and civilians -- swelled to 3,055. On a single day in August 1944, there were 2,997 patients. Between 1937 and 1948, residency and intern programs were established through the Graduate Medical Education system. The sprawling facility escaped post-war downsizing from the expansion of two world wars and went on to serve during the Korean War.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, KoreanWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 36° 50.492′ N, 76° 18.333′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
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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 (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); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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