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Walter Reed Army Medical Center

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, December 4, 2008
1. Walter Reed Army Medical Center Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Location. 38° 58.594′ N, 77° 1.73′ W. Marker is in Brightwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) south of Elder Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located outside the main (east) entrance to the medical center's Bldg. No. 2, between Elder and Dahlia Streets, Northwest. It is accessible from the center's main gate off Georgia Avenue, Northwest. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6900 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Count So High (Beacon), 2017 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Fort Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army Medical Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of a Tulip Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Reed Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company K, 150th Ohio National Guard Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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