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Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection. Harris & Ewing

Washington, D., circa 1919 Walter Reed Hospital flu ward One of the very few images documenting the influenza contagion of which killed over Americans and tens of millions around the globe

buzzfeed:  Prince Harry Visits Wounded U.S. Veterans at Walter Reed 5/10/13

Prince Harry Visits Wounded U.S. Veterans

President Barack Obama signs the prosthetic arm of Sgt. Carlos Evans, USMC, after greeting wounded warriors in the East Room during their tour of the White House, March 6, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama first met Evans, who was injured in Afghanistan while on his fourth combat deployment, during a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama signs the prosthetic arm of Sgt. Carlos Evans, USMC, after greeting wounded warriors in the East Room during their tour of the White House, March

Honorable Men: President George W. Bush fulfilling a promise to work out with a wounded hero he visited in Walter Reed. Odd...I didn't see cable news report this story! (via Kalin C.)

How To Thank A Soldier, By George W. Bush

This is a photo of George Bush our former president running with a wounded soldier thanking him for his service for our country. I think that people should do this more often because it shows a lot of respect.

Carlos Finlay, a Cuban doctor and scientist, first proposed in 1881 that yellow fever might be transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct human contact.

On November Walter Reed, head of U. Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba, died. During his time in Cuba, Reed conclusively demonstrated that mosquitoes transmitted the deadly disease.

Dr. Walter Reed House (Belroi), early 19th Century, Gloucester, Virginia, Birthplace of Dr. Walter Reed

Walter Reed House (Belroi), early Century, Gloucester, Virginia, Birthplace of Dr.

Michelle Obama Photo - Michelle Obama Visits With Military Families At Walter Reed's Fisher House

Michelle Obama Photos Photos: Michelle Obama Visits With Military Families At Walter Reed's Fisher House

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, April 4

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