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Realizing Major William Borden's Dream: Military Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Its Wounded Warriors, 1909-2009: An Essay Review.
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PMID:  21724648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This essay review examines three books dealing with the founding and subsequent activities of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) and the evolution of military medicine from 1909 to 2009 recently published by the US Army's Borden Institute. Established by fellow army doctor William Borden to honor Walter Reed himself, WRAMC, located in Washington, DC, soon became the public and professional face of medical care for American soldiers. The discussion highlights the ongoing issue of the care and treatment of combat amputees; aspects of gender within military medicine; and WRAMC's function as an educational and research facility. Also discussed are the archival and documentary bases for these books and their utility for historians. Complimentary analysis of two of the books which are, in particular, explicitly about the history of WRAMC is contextualized within the celebration of the centennial of this army post contemporaneously with its closure, amalgamation, and relocation primarily to Maryland.
Authors:
J T H Connor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1468-4373     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hist Med Allied Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413415     Medline TA:  J Hist Med Allied Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-94     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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