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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.
Fort Hood trial will stay in Texas

Fort Hood trial will stay in Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas cannot plead guilty because he faces the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday.

Obama schedule for Tuesday, March 5

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- President Obama travels to Walter Reed National Medical Military Center to visit military personnel being treated at the hospital Tuesday, the White House said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Rep. Hanabusa to seek Inouye's seat

Rep. Hanabusa to seek Inouye's seat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, will seek appointment to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye's seat, an aide to the congresswoman said Wednesday.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during World War II, died Monday, his staff said. He was 88.
Daniel Inouye hospitalized at Walter Reed

Daniel Inouye hospitalized at Walter Reed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, said Monday he is "OK" after being hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.
Bob Dole discharged from hospital

Bob Dole discharged from hospital

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan, was discharged Wednesday from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, a senior aide said.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., was hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
Army's Walter Reed hospital closing

Army's Walter Reed hospital closing

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's 102-year-old flagship hospital in Washington, is preparing to close its doors for the last time, officials said.
Former Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

Former Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., said Monday he is "making great strides" as he recovers from pneumonia and knee surgery in Washington.

Wounded GIs get presidential visit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Wounded U.S. GIs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington got a visit from their commander in chief Tuesday.

Court rejects Iraq vet's suit

BOSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that controversial filmmaker Michael Moore did not defame a wounded Massachusetts veteran in "Fahrenheit 911."
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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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