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Gorgas

[ gawr-guhs ]
/ ˈgɔr gəs /
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noun

William Crawford, 1854–1920, U.S. physician and epidemiologist: chief sanitary officer of the Panama Canal 1904–13; surgeon general of the U.S. Army 1914–18.

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Gorgas
[ gôrgəs ]
William Crawford 1854-1920

American army surgeon who directed programs to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Havana, Cuba (1901), and in the Panama Canal Zone (1904-1906). The mosquito had been shown by Dr. Walter Reed and others to be responsible for the transmission of yellow fever.
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