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Walter Reed Monument

Healing Plaza

 

—Walter Reed National Military Medical Center —

 
Walter Reed Monument, north face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 2, 2013
1. Walter Reed Monument, north face
Inscription.
Text inscribed on north face of monument:
Walter Reed

1851 - 1902
Bacteriologist
Research Scientist

In honor of
his great work
in the fight
for the
eradication
of yellow fever


Text inscribed on south face of monument:
In recognition of
the high public service
of
Major Walter Reed, U.S.A.


Text on plaque (south face of monument) beneath two photos of the monument in its original location at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC:

The 1903 Walter Reed Memorial Association’s vision for a memorial in honor of Major Walter Reed was finally realized on 21 November 1966 on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. After that center’s closure on 15 September 2011 the bronze bust by Felix W. de Weldon from the original memorial, designed by architects Ronald S. Senseman and Anthony F. Harrer, was transferred to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. The new memorial was dedicated on 28 June 2013 as the centerpiece of the Healing Plaza where it will continue to inspire the highest level of care, research, teaching, and healing.

 
Erected 2013 by U.S. Department of Defense
Walter Reed Monument, south face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 2, 2013
2. Walter Reed Monument, south face
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Location. 39° 0.196′ N, 77° 5.616′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Palmer Road, N east of Wood Road. Touch for map. The monument is in the Medical Center's "Healing Plaza" - near its north end, off Palmer Road, N. The main entrance to the facility is via the security guard post on the right when traveling north on Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Maryland Route 355). Marker is at or near this postal address: 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda MD 20889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Walter Reed Memorial (here, next to this marker); "All are Welcome to the Healing Plaza" (a few steps from this marker); National Naval Medical Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Naval Medical Center in the 1940’s (about 700 feet away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. half a mile away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Walter Reed Monument - close-up of plaque on south face of monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 2, 2013
3. Walter Reed Monument - close-up of plaque on south face of monument

 
Additional keywords. "Yellow Jack"
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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