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President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 17

President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 17

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Monday meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.

U.S. Navy funds study on sepsis

BETHESDA, Md., March 5 (UPI) -- The Naval Medical Logistics Command has entered a cooperative agreement with a Maryland-based medical foundation for research into severe sepsis.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 5

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 5

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with business leaders to discuss the importance of passing a sound immigration law to grow the U.S. economy Tuesday, the White House said.
U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., dies at 82

U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., dies at 82

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., a 21-term member of Congress, died Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., his family said. He was 82.

Russian official concerned Georgian lab could make biological weapons

TB, Georgia, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Russian official says he is concerned a U.S.-funded lab in the former Soviet republic of Georgia could make biological weapons to strike against his country.
Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The wife of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., says his decision to retire from politics "floored" her so much that she cried.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Judge in Hasan case rules out evidence of early extremism

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Presentations that may have shown sympathy to Islamic extremism were ruled inadmissible Monday in Maj. Nidal Hasan's Fort Hood, Texas, court-martial Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Obama meets with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed hospital

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama visited with wounded soldiers at a Washington-area hospital Tuesday.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 4

Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 4

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama hosts a bilateral meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in the Oval Office Tuesday, the White House said.
Britain's Prince Harry arrives in Colorado

Britain's Prince Harry arrives in Colorado

DENVER, May 10 (UPI) -- Prince Harry of Britain mingled with Colorado's elite at a reception Friday after arriving in Denver, the second stop on a weeklong U.S. visit.

Prince Harry changes a diaper, reads the news

NOTTINGHAM, England, April 25 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Harry showed he knows how to change a diaper Thursday, but not to prove it to Prince William and Kate who await the birth of their first child.

Report: Medical task force created 'hostile' work environment

SEATTLE, April 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army Medical Command task force created to to improve patient care was shut down last year because of a hostile work environment, an Army report said.
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Former commanding general of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Army Major Gen. George Weightman testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the care and conditions of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed, in Washington at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Major Walter Reed, M.D., (September 13, 1851 – November 22, 1902) was a U.S. Army physician who in 1900 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. This insight gave impetus to the new fields of epidemiology and biomedicine, and most immediately allowed the resumption and completion of work on the Panama Canal (1904–1914) by the United States. Reed followed work started by Carlos Finlay and directed by George Miller Sternberg ("first U.S. bacteriologist").

Walter Reed was born in Belroi, Virginia, to Lemuel Sutton Reed (a Methodist minister) and Pharaba White.

After two year-long classes at the University of Virginia, Reed completed the M.D. degree in 1869, two months before he turned 18 (he was the youngest then, and is still today the youngest student of the University of Virginia to receive an MD degree). He then enrolled at the New York University's Bellevue Hospital Medical College in Manhattan, New York, where he obtained a second M.D. in 1870. After interning at several New York City hospitals, he worked for the New York Board of Health until 1875. He married Emilie (born Emily) Lawrence on April 26, 1876 and took her West with him. Later, Emilie would give birth to a son and a daughter and the couple would adopt a Native American girl while posted in frontier camps.

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