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White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace

 
 
Dr. Walter Reed's Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Dr. Walter Reed's Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Dr. Walter Reed, U.S. Army medical officer and bacteriologist, was born on 13 Sept. 1851 in a nearby cottage at Belroi. He received medical degrees from the University of Virginia medical school and Bellevue Hospital College in New York City. In 1875 he joined the U.S. Army Medical Department. By 1890 Reed was spending most of his time conducting medical research. During the Spanish-American War, Reed served on the Typhoid Board that studied this disease. He was appointed in 1900 to head the Yellow Fever Commission that proved the disease was transmitted by mosquitoes. This discovery led to its virtual eradication. Reed died on 23 Nov. 1902.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-6.)
 
Location. 37° 20.712′ N, 76° 31.354′ W. Marker is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Marsh VA 23183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosewell and Werowocomoco (here, next to this marker); Fairfield (a few steps from this marker); Robert Russa Moton
3 Other Markers Can Be Seen In The Distance image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
2. 3 Other Markers Can Be Seen In The Distance
(a few steps from this marker); Rosewell (a few steps from this marker); United Negro College Fund (a few steps from this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Marsh.
 
More about this marker. This Marker sits with NW-8 and NW-22 and NW-14 are just a few yards away.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, Spanish-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,145 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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