Walter Reed

Walter Reed (HM1IY5)

Location: Washington, DC 20319
Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.223', W 77° 1.059'

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Walker Reed
1851 - 1902
Major, Medical Corps
United States Army

Solider, Physician, Teacher, Scientist

Major Reed died in this building on November 3, 1902. In 1900 Walter Reed led the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Board that documented the mosquito transmission of Yellow Fever, proved the existence of the first viral disease in man, and was the first research group to get informed consent from its subjects. This building served as a hospital on the installation then known as Washington Barracks. Walter Reed General Hospital, named in his honor, opened its doors to patients transferred from this building on May 1, 1909.
This plaque placed on the centennial anniversary of his death by the Walter Reed Society
HM NumberHM1IY5
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Walter Reed Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324962 N 4304327
Decimal Degrees38.87038333, -77.01765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.223', W 77° 1.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 13.38" N, 77° 1' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near B St, Washington DC 20319, US
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