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GWU_970806_01.JPG: George Washington Univ; Emergency Medical Center
This is the George Washington University Emergency Medical Center. This is where Ronald Reagan was brought on March 30, 1981 after he was shot by John Hinckley Jr outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. Press Secretary Jim Brady suffered severe brain damage during the attack and two others were also wounded.
Reagan was wheeled into surgery and a team of trauma specialists worked for several hours to save his life. This team is always on call for just such a national emergency. Although the press reported the wound as non-threatening, it turned out that only the team's brilliance prevented Reagan from dying on the operating table.
At the tenth anniversary of the shooting, Reagan returned to be honored by the university. At the event, the university announced the establishment of "The Ronald Reagan Institute for Emergency Medicine." This is now an educational and research center for the development of emergency medical treatments.
At the event, Reagan (a card-carding National Rifle Association member) surprisingly announced that he supported the "Brady Bill," legislation pushed tirelessly by James and his wife Sarah to require a seven-day waiting period for the purchase of handguns. Reagan's support was critical for the bill and it was passed in May 1991.
Wikipedia Description: George Washington University
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The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located primarily in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers who were in part trying to fulfill the vision of George Washington for a institution of higher learning in the nation's capital. It has since developed into a nonsectarian research institution known especially for its social sciences, international affairs, medical and law programs.
Most of the university's undergraduate and graduate studies are conducted on its 43-acre, downtown Foggy Bottom campus, which is situated just a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall. Barring a few outlying buildings, the boundaries of campus are delineated by Pennsylvania Avenue, 19th Street, E Street, and Virginia Avenue. However, the University owns much of the property in Foggy Bottom, and leases it to various tenants, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. GW is said to be the second-largest land-owner in the District of Columbia, following the federal government.
Since the GW campus is integrated with the city, it has less of a traditional campus than those of other major universities. However, the university has a significant presence in the area. Signs indicating the relative location of various university buildings can be found on almost every street corner. The student union (known as the Marvin Center), several residence halls, the Media and Public Affairs building, and other major academic buildings are located within a three-block radius of the University Yard (the original quadrangle on campus).
The nearby area surrounding GW's main library, Gelman Library, forms the busy heart of the campus. The seven-story library building, which contains over two-million volumes, is construct ...More...
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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