TITLE

HOSPITAL OF FAMOUS PATIENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Jr., Beverly
PUB. DATE
July 1959
SOURCE
Saturday Evening Post;7/4/1959, Vol. 232 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Walter Reed Army Hospital and Medical Center situated in Washington D.C. The hospital has been named after Waiter Reed, a brilliant American physician. The hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It first opened in 1909 as a small establishment with eighty beds and half a dozen Army doctors. In a half century it has grown to a vast medical complex staffed by 4800 persons, military and civilian: doctors, research men, nurses, technicians, ward attendants and other helpers. Its buildings occupy 320 beautifully landscaped acres. It normally accommodates about 1500 patients and in wartime has taken care of nearly 3000 at a time. It also serves about 5000 out-patients a week. More important than the growth in size and numbers has been the ever higher standard of medical care. INSET: VIP's: DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.
ACCESSION #
17820912

 

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