Item Details

Walter Reed and Typhoid Fever, 1897-1911: Illuminating a Different Civil War [electronic resource]

created by Noel Harrison, Mike Wilson and Sara Huyser
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
Charlottesville, Va. : Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 2002
Language
English
Summary
Walter Reed's professional experiences with typhoid fever stand in marked contrast to his professional encounters with yellow fever. This exhibit seeks to render him a more accessible role model for students of medicine and history through a humanizing story that shows how fate brought Reed continuing fustration as well as talent and success.
Contents
  • Army Surgeon-General on typhoid fever
  • War Department's creation of the Typhoid Board
  • Findings of the Typhoid Board (Profile of the typical typhoid carrier
  • Camp conditions promote typhoid
  • Army commanders unprepared to fight typhoid)
  • Typhoid Board criticizes the War Department (Sternberg responds in 1899)
  • New attempts at typhoid prevention (Typhoid devestates Army training camps
  • Stricter prevention measures are undertaken)
  • Resistance to preventative measures (Soldiers' continued recalcitrance
  • Civilians' continued menace)
  • Looking forward (Typhoid and the Mexican Revolution
  • In conclusion).
Description
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Title from title screen; description based on the screen of January 23, 2008.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Other Forms
Print version/exhibit available.
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