Reed, Walter

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN3036
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 12, page(s) 8,192-193
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Fort Lowell
Residence(s): 
Fort Apache
Born Sep 13, 1851 at Belroi, Virginia. Ordered to Fort Lowell, Arizona in May 1876. En route to Fort Lowell he was temporarily at Fort Yuma. He was at Fort Lowell from Aug 8, 1876 until Aug 7, 1877. He was at Fort Apache after Fort Lowell. He was at the Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Battle of Wounded Knee 1890-1891. He died Nov 23, 1902 in Washington, DC soon after returning from Cuba.
Schuler, Harold H. “We served at Fort Lowell.” Arizona Historical Society, 2000.
PCMS Centennial Program. 10-9-2004.
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673].
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 366.

Stevens AD. Ariz Med. 1969 Sep;26(9):735-6. Walter Reed, M.D.

Boston Med Surg J 1880; (April 15, 1880) 102:384: OFFICIAL LIST OF CHANGES OF STATIONS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT U. S. ARMY, FROM APRIL 2, 1880, TO APRIL 9, 1880. ... Assistant Surgeon W. Reed is relieved from duty in Department of Arizona, will proceed to Richmond, Va., and report arrival to surgeon-general.
Boston Med Surg J 1880;(May 13, 1880) 102:480: OFFICIAL LIST OF CHANGES OF STATIONS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT U. S. ARMY, FROM MAY 1, 1880, TO MAY 7, 1880. ... McCreery, George, first lieutenant and assistant surgeon. Assigned to duty at Fort Apache, Arizona Territory, as post surgeon, relieving Assistant Surgeon Walter Reed, U. S. A. S. 0. 48, Department of Arizona, April 16, 1880.

J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1902; XXXIX: 1402: Walter Reed, M.D. -- In the death of Dr. Walter Reed of the Army, which occurred November 23, scientific medicine has suffered a severe loss, and the profession has been bereft of a constant and enthusiastic student. Walter Reed was born in Virginia in 1857, was graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and from Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York. He was appointed from Virginia to the Medical Department of the Army and was commissioned first-lieutenant and assistant surgeon, June 26, 1875; five years later he was made captain and assistant surgeon, and on Dec. 4, 1893, was promoted to the position of major and surgeon. At the time of his death he was at the head of the list of majors of the Medical Department of the Army. He made special studies in bacteriology at tbe Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, then was assigned to duty as attending surgeon at St. Paul, and from there was selected by the Surgeon- General as bacteriologist in his office, and was on duty there from 1893 until the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. During that time he was a member of the board of medical officers to investigate and report on the prevalence of typhoid fever in home camps and the commission recommended the plan of collecting excreta in galvanized iron tanks, which was afterwards successfully carried out at the U. S. General Hospital, Presidio, Cal., and was followed by cessation of the disease. His especial work was in the line or preventive medicine and military hygiene. His most notable services to the science of medicine were those connected with yellow fever. He was appointed president of the board, the other members of which were Drs. Carroll and Agramonte of the Army, which met in Cuba for the study of yellow fever, and their discoveries in connection with the cause and prevention of this disease mark an epoch in medicine. Their reports have already been published in The Journal and show the highest degree of scientific accuracy combined with excellent discrimination. Dr. Reed was operated on for appendicitis on November 17, but did not rally from the operation, and died November 23.
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