Dr. Walter Reed's Birthplace

Dr. Walter Reed's Birthplace (HM1CD)

Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 Gloucester County
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N 37° 20.712', W 76° 31.354'

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Dr. Walter Reed, U.S. Army medical officer and bacteriologist, was born on 13 Sept. 1851 in a nearby cottage at Belroi. He received medical degrees from the University of Virginia medical school and Bellevue Hospital College in New York City. In 1875 he joined the U.S. Army Medical Department. By 1890 Reed was spending most of his time conducting medical research. During the Spanish-American War, Reed served on the Typhoid Board that studied this disease. He was appointed in 1900 to head the Yellow Fever Commission that proved the disease was transmitted by mosquitoes. This discovery led to its virtual eradication. Reed died on 23 Nov. 1902.
HM NumberHM1CD
Marker NumberNW-6
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365138 N 4134254
Decimal Degrees37.34520000, -76.52256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.712', W 76° 31.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 42.72" N, 76° 31' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5113 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US
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