Lazear was bitten at his work, and died in the agony of yellow-fever convulsions, a martyr and a hero if ever there was one.
In the course of these experiments, Dr. Lazear, a member of the Commission, died of the disease.
Later, in the yellow fever hospital, Dr. Lazear deliberately allowed a mosquito to feed on his hand.
Dr. Lazear left a wife and two young children, one of whom he had never seen.
Lazear permitted himself to be bitten by a stray mosquito while conducting his experiments in the yellow fever hospital.