We Need Walter Reed

Pierce, John R.
April 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Apr2006, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p12
Conference Proceeding
The article reports that the closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, could decrease the likelihood that they will have those physicians. Over the years the hospital has purposely developed the capability for in-patient care as well as graduate medical education and clinical research. This environment of cutting-edge care, medical education, and research has attracted a highly motivated, experienced, and skilled group of senior officers who are daily fulfilling the promise to our soldiers on the battlefield as well as in the medical center. Closing Walter Reed devalues the work that has been done there over decades, discourages others from attempting that same work elsewhere, and strikes at the sustainability of military medicine.


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