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Finding Aid to the Walter Reed Papers, 1888-1972

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Walter Reed Papers
Creator: Reed, Walter, 1851-1902
Dates: 1888-1972
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:
Correspondence, reports, orders, illustrations, and blueprints primarily addressing Reed's study of typhoid fever in from the Spanish American War until 1900.

Call number: MS C 48
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

Reed, Walter. Walter Reed Papers. 1888-1972. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 48.

Provenance:

Unknown.


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Walter Reed Papers, 1888-1972

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff
Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Reed, Walter, 1851-1902Walter Reed Papers Dates: 1888-19720.63 linear feet (2 boxes)MS C 48 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Correspondence, reports, orders, illustrations, and blueprints primarily addressing Reed's study of typhoid fever in from the Spanish American War until 1900.Provenance:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

NLM does not possess copyright to the collection. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

Reed, Walter. Walter Reed Papers. 1888-1972. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 48.

Biographical Note

Born in Gloucester County, Va., Walter Reed received an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1869 and another M.D. from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1871. He joined the Army Medical Corps in 1876. Reed served in many areas throughout the country, including Fort Lowell, Az., and Baltimore, before becoming professor of bacteriology at the Army Medical School in 1893. During the Spanish-American War he sought a cure for typhoid fever in Cuba. After the war, he remained in Cuba with the Yellow Fever Board, which determined that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. Reed died in Washington, D.C. of complications from an appendectomy.


Correspondence, reports, orders, illustrations, and blueprints. Much of the material pertains to the study and prevention of typhoid fever. Correspondents include William P. Duvall, R.M. O'Reilly, and George Miller Sternberg. E.O. Shakespeare and Victor C. Vaughan are joint authors with Reed of some reports. Contains typescript copies of letters to William C. Gorgas, in the library of the Denver Medical Society. Includes miscellaneous items pertaining to Reed, including a copy of John S. Billings' letter regarding transfer of Reed to the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Typhoid Fever
    Personal Names

    • Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920
    • Shakespeare, Edward O. (Edward Oram), 1846-1900
    • Vaughan, Victor C. (Victor Clarence), 1851-1929

    Series Descriptions

    1 Series 1: Correspondence, 1894-189911 Letters to Reed, 1894-190012 Letters, miscellaneous, 189813 Letters: Sternberg - O'Reilly, 189914 Reed letters 1901 (copies), undated15 Memoranda, 1902; n.d.16 Reed letters 1902 (copies), undated1 Series 2: Legislation, 19321719321 Series 3: Orders and Reports, 1898-190018-9 Orders, 1898-1899110 Army reorganization, 1898111 Disposal of excreta, 1898112 System devised for the disposal of excreta in military camps, 1898113-14 Typhoid fever - cases, 1898-1899115 Filters, and the sterilization of water, 1899116-17 Preliminary report on typhoid fever in military camps, 1899118 Report on investigation on management of hospital, 1899119 Electrozone as a disinfectant at Havana, 1900120 The etiology of typhoid fever, 1900121-23 Blueprints - latrine, undated1 Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1888-1972124-25 Notes, Patent Office material, 1888-1900126-27 Notes, 1899-1900128-31 Laboratory notebook 1900 (copy), undated21 Notes 1902 (copy), undated22 Notes on a lecture of bacteria of the skin, undated23 Reprints, 1901-19722 Series 5: Visual Materials, undated24-7 Illustrations, undated

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence, reports, orders, illustrations, and blueprints. Much of the material pertains to the study and prevention of typhoid fever. Correspondents include William P. Duvall, R.M. O'Reilly, and George Miller Sternberg. E.O. Shakespeare and Victor C. Vaughan are joint authors with Reed of some reports. Contains typescript copies of letters to William C. Gorgas, in the library of the Denver Medical Society. Includes miscellaneous items pertaining to Reed, including a copy of John S. Billings' letter regarding transfer of Reed to the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
    1
    Series 1: Correspondence, 1894-1899 [series]:
    1 1
    Letters to Reed, 1894-1900
    1 2
    Letters, miscellaneous, 1898
    1 3
    Letters: Sternberg - O'Reilly, 1899
    1 4
    Reed letters 1901 (copies), undated
    1 5
    Memoranda, 1902; n.d.
    1 6
    Reed letters 1902 (copies), undated
    1
    Series 2: Legislation, 1932 [series]:
    1 7
    1932
    1
    Series 3: Orders and Reports, 1898-1900 [series]:
    1 8-9
    Orders, 1898-1899
    1 10
    Army reorganization, 1898
    1 11
    Disposal of excreta, 1898
    1 12
    System devised for the disposal of excreta in military camps, 1898
    1 13-14
    Typhoid fever - cases, 1898-1899
    1 15
    Filters, and the sterilization of water, 1899
    1 16-17
    Preliminary report on typhoid fever in military camps, 1899
    1 18
    Report on investigation on management of hospital, 1899
    1 19
    Electrozone as a disinfectant at Havana, 1900
    1 20
    The etiology of typhoid fever, 1900
    1 21-23
    Blueprints - latrine, undated
    1
    Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1888-1972 [series]:
    1 24-25
    Notes, Patent Office material, 1888-1900
    1 26-27
    Notes, 1899-1900
    1 28-31
    Laboratory notebook 1900 (copy), undated
    2 1
    Notes 1902 (copy), undated
    2 2
    Notes on a lecture of bacteria of the skin, undated
    2 3
    Reprints, 1901-1972
    2
    Series 5: Visual Materials, undated [series]:
    2 4-7
    Illustrations, undated