Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KTW)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.476', W 76° 18.324'

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"World War I 1917-1918"

— Fort Nelson Park —

When the United States entered World War I, immediate steps were taken to expand the hospital. Several temporary wood-framed buildings were constructed to accommodate the ever-growing number of patients. These buildings included 34 patient pavilions and four Hospital Corps barracks. In the course of one month during 1917, the patients increased from 200 to 1,405. The largest monthly admissions were in October 1918 when the number of patients reached 2,257. Treatment of measles and mumps accounted for half of the patients. The hospital also treated large numbers of patients during the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
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Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383606 N 4078058
Decimal Degrees36.84126667, -76.30540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.476', W 76° 18.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 28.56" N, 76° 18' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)757
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-301 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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