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Former Senator Talamdge dies

Herman Talmadge, a Democrat who served decades in public service, had staunchly defended segregation as Georgia's governor and later senator, but reversed that
By United Press International

Inventors showcase homeland defense tech

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The Department of Commerce and Patent and Trademark Office on Monday displayed nine homeland defense inventions that have been awarded patents within the past two years and can help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
JIM KLING, UPI Science Writer

Health Tips

, March 5 (UPI) -- VACCINE PROTECTS AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Oscar-winning vet Harold Russell dies

NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Funeral services will be held Monday for Harold Russell, who lost both hands in a World War II training accident and went on to win two Oscars as the inspiratio

People

GUITAR GREAT GRADY MARTIN DIES
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

O'Neill back on job after football injury

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill is back on the job Friday after a brief visit to a Washington hospital because of a rib injury he sustained while playing footba

Analysis: Row over U.S. Muslim soldiers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A major dispute has erupted between Islamic jurists in the U.S. and the Middle East over whether Muslims in the U.S. military may fight in Afghanistan, scholars
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Interview: Dr. George Benjamin

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The terrorist attacks on Washington and New York City raised questions about the U.S. public health system's ability to deal with a widespread assault using bio
KATHY GAMBRELL, Washington Reporter

Thurmond moves into hospital

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., was moved into a Washington hospital Wednesday on the advice of his physician, though the 98-year old will continue his work in the
MARK BENJAMIN

Anthrax at Supreme Court mail site

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The anthrax scare in the capital area spread Friday to a U.S. Supreme Court mailing facility, while the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
ELLEN BECK

Anthrax in Supreme Court mailing facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The anthrax scare in the capital area spread Friday to a U.S. Supreme Court mailing facility, while the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
ELLEN BECK

Anthrax investigation synopsis

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- FBI and federal and state health officials are concentrating their investigative efforts to four main sites -- New York, Washington, New Jersey and Florida -- w

Anthrax in Supreme Court mailing facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The anthrax scare in the capital area spread Friday to a U.S. Supreme Court mailing facility and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ELLEN BECK
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Walter Reed
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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