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Medical Figures


Doctors

Walter Reed grave

Ollie Josephine B. Bennett, U.S Army - Pioneer woman doctor in World War I (Section 10, site 10938LH)

Adm. Joel T. Boone, U.S. Navy - Physician to Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover (Section 11, site 137-2).

Adm. Cary T. Grayson - Chairman of American Red Cross, physician to President Wilson (Section 30, site S-24).

Jonathan Letterman, U.S. Army - Surgeon General of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Led experiments with anesthesia. (Section 3, site 1869).

Anita Newcomb McGee, U.S. Army - First woman Army surgeon in 1898, and founder of the Army Nurse Corps in 1900 (Section 1, site 526B).

Major Walter Reed, U.S. Army - Pioneer bacteriologist. Led experiments establishing mosquito transmission of Yellow Fever (Section 3, site 1864).

Lt. Col. Albert Bruce Sabin, U.S. Army - Inventor of the oral polio vaccine, special secretary of the Army exception to policy (Section 3, site 1885 RH).

Pvt. Charles G. Sonntag, U.S. Army - Bacteriologist who experimented with transmission of Yellow Fever at Camp Lazear (Section 17, site 28239).

Brig. Gen. George M. Sternberg, U.S. Army – 18th U.S. Surgeon General. Considered the first U.S. bacteriologist. (Section 2, site 994).

Lt. Gen. Richard R. Taylor, U.S. Army - Surgeon General 1973 (Section 3, site 1865).

Morton Douglass Willcutts, U.S. Navy - Vice Admiral of the Navy's Medical Corps. Convened the panel to investigate the death of Mr. James V. Forrestal which resulted in the Willcutts Report. (Section 6, site 9430-RH)


Nurses

Lt. Col. Albert Bruce Sabin grave

Jane Delano, U.S. Army - Pioneer in Army Nurse Corps before and during World War I. Headed the Red Cross. She died in France during World War I (Section 21, site 6).

Lt. Col. Juanita Hipps, U.S. Army – Served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. She wrote "I Served on Bataan" a best seller in 1943 and the basis for the movie "So Proudly We Hail." (Section 21, site 769)

Juliet Opie Hopkins – A Confederate nurse known as the "Florence Nightingale of the South." Established hospitals in Virginia during the Civil War to care for Alabama soldiers. (Section 1, site 12).

Brig. Gen. Hazel Johnson-Brown, U.S. Army - The first African American female to attain a general officer rank in American military history. She was appointed as the 16th Chief of the Army Nurse Corps with the rank of brigadier general in 1979. (Section 60, site 9836)