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February 1952

WALTER REED"He Gave to Man Control of That Dreadful Scourge—Yellow Fever"

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(2):171-187. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240020003001
Abstract

This address was presented Oct. 5, 1951, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., on the occasion of the Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship. Dr. Bean lived in Charlottesville from early childhood until his graduation from the University of Virginia Department of Medicine. His father was Professor of Anatomy at the University from 1916 to 1942, and Dr. Bean had his undergraduate and medical training there from 1928 through 1935.

THE PURPOSE of this address is to memorialize Virginia's illustrious medical alumnus, Walter Reed, whose birth took place a hundred years ago, on Sept. 13, 1851, in the small house of a Methodist minister in Gloucester County, Virginia. The occasion of this talk is the Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship. It is of more than passing interest that Alpha Omega Alpha was founded in 1902, the year of Walter Reed's untimely death. I recognize at the outset that I am under

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