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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 investigation synopsis

WASHINGTON, Conn., 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

Washington anthrax investigation widens

WASHINGTON, Conn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The anthrax investigation in the nation's capital widened Friday after officials confirmed bacteria were found in the mail-handling areas of the CIA and Walter
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Sen. Thurmond treated after collapse

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., is receiving "precautionary" treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington Tuesday, after collapsing on the Senate flo
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Talmadge obituary

ATLANTA, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Former Georgia governor and four-term U.S. Senator Herman Talmadge...............
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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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