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A History of Fort Detrick

Course number : LIR238   ID : 24241    Section Number : 1
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The property today known as Fort Detrick has a complex and storied history. As we approach the 80th anniversary of biomedical research and development at the site in 1943, we have plenty to cover ranging from the property’s previous usage to standards and ethics throughout the base’s use in respect to medical research. Chris Haugh will present the history of this location just northwest of Downtown Frederick including its use as an airfield/MD National Guard Camp leading to and through World War II for the first class. Chris will have special guests who worked at, and for Detrick, to help tell the stories of the USAMU (United States Army Medical Unit) and USAMRIID (US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases). Lastly, we will talk about recent history and the present, and the military’s role in generating standards for ethical behavior using examples such as Operation Whitecoat.

Class Details

3 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Sweadner Hall

Christopher Haugh 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.

In County 

Price: $15.00

In State 

Price: $20.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/1/2022 - 11/15/2022 Weekly - Tue 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Frederick, Sweadner Hall  Map, Room: Sweadner Hall Christopher Haugh