Friday, November 5, 2010

Walter Reed medical center and Army Medical School cartoon

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Army Medical School, Walter Reed Hospital, Officer of the Day. [Illustration. Cartoon.]


This cartoon is  almost incomprehensible to us now, so I’ll do a quick read of what I think it means. The Walter Reed medical center baby is trying to reach a toy labeled for the Army Medical School Officer of the Day – implying I think that the hospital base wanted administrative control over the medical school, which had moved onto the campus in 1907. The school eventually became the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and will be our neighbor when we move up to Forest Glen, Md next year.

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