Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tree of Hippocrates
From the Gift Tree, Was Planted on
April 25, 2014
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 39° 0.198′ N, 77° 6.245′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Center Drive 0.3 miles east of Convent Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the NIH Clinical Center, Building 10, on Center Drive on the National Institutes of Health campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. At This Location (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mary Woodard Lasker Center for Health Research and Education (approx. ¼ mile away); The Centennial Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); The Louis Stokes Laboratories (approx. 0.3 miles away); President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the NIH Bethesda campus on this site, October 31, 1940 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Johnson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. half a mile away); National Naval Medical Center in the 1940’s (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
More about this marker. "There is actually a second Tree of Hippocrates at NIH, in addition to the one dedicated on Apr. 25 in front of the National Library of Medicine. The second clone [...] shrouded in a 20-gallon bag of water, which slowly nourishes the roots, is planted in front of the Clinical Research Center. Like its sibling, it has a dedicatory plaque and the same mission to remind caregivers: “First, do no harm.” Savvy NIH’ers will recognize that the volcanic stone on which the plaque is embedded is the same one that sat for years on Center Dr., marking the original campus Tree of Hippocrates, which stood from 1961 to 2013." -- NIH Record, Vol. LXVI, No. 13, June 20, 2014
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.