"World War II and Korea 1937-1953"
— Fort Nelson Park —World War II created the need to rapidly expand the hospital in 1941. The $1.5 million program increased the number of hospital beds to 3,441. A dental clinic, ships service, library and a bank were added. The staff — medical officers, nurses, corpsmen, marines and civilians — swelled to 3,055. On a single day in August 1944, there were 2,997 patients. Between 1937 and 1948, residency and intern programs were established through the Graduate Medical Education system. The sprawling facility escaped post-war downsizing from the expansion of two world wars and went on to serve during the Korean War.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383593 N 4078088|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84153333, -76.30555000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.492', W 76° 18.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 29.52" N, 76° 18' 19.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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