The City of Frederick
Award Winner, 2008
In 1861 the City of Frederick was chosen as a hospital center for the Union Army with the establishment of General Hospital Number One, a hospital that would serve over 30,000 patients during the course of the Civil War. The following year Frederick was also designated as the central evacuation point for casualties from the bloody battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Dr. Letterman’s historical, innovative work 145 years ago continues to save lives on the battlefields of today. With the establishment of Fort Detrick in 1943 as the Army’s Medical Research Center, Frederick continued to support the advancement of medical diagnostics, preventives and treatments. Today, the City of Frederick has emerged as a biotechnology center of worldwide renown and influence, and actively remains at the core of that work.
Do you know someone who carries on Letterman’s legacy today.
Nominate them for the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award.