VDHR honors Winchester scientist

Today at 2 pm, the Virginia Department of Historical Resources is unveiling a historical highway marker honoring Dr. Madison Spencer Briscoe.

The ceremony will take place at his childhood home on 204 South Kent Street.

The Winchester native and Douglas school graduate received his doctorate in parasitology and was a professor at Storer College and Howard University.

He later served in the Army as a commander during WWII.

His work saved countless soldiers’ lives by protecting them from diseases spread by parasites and contaminated water.

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