"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.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383606 N 4078058|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84126667, -76.30540000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.476', W 76° 18.324'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 28.56" N, 76° 18' 19.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-301 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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