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