The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit

The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit (HM9QP)

Location: Washington, DC 20006
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.684', W 77° 2.447'

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(September 1939 - July 1942)

This plaque acknowledges the public spirit of Harvard University and the dedication of the staff of the American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit, who provided and staffed a pre-fabricated hospital sent to Salisbury, England, in the summer of 1941 to deal with the potential outbreak of communicable diseases.

In particular, homage is paid to the following - ?Reported missing and presumed lost' on the voyage to Britain:
Ruth Breckenridge - Housemother
Nancie M. Prett, R.N.
Phylis L. Evans, R.N.
Maxine Loomis, R.N.
Dorothea L. Koehn, R.N.
Dorothy C. Morse, R.N.

In July 1942 the hospital was transferred to the United States Army. Following the war, the facility reverted to the British Ministry of Health and was the site of the Common Cold Research Unit. It finally closed in 1990.
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HM NumberHM9QP
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Placed ByAmerican Red Cross
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323015 N 4307074
Decimal Degrees38.89473333, -77.04078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.684', W 77° 2.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 41.04" N, 77° 2' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701-1799 D St NW, Washington DC 20006, US
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