[ gawr-guhs ]
/ ˈgɔr gəs /
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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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How to use Gorgas in a sentence
I read between the lines of Col. Gorgas's letters that he would stand by me, and he did.The Supplies for the Confederate Army|Caleb Huse
The report of Surgeon-Major Gorgas is very pleasant reading.Experiments on Animals|Stephen Paget
Colonel Gorgas also found conditions which challenged his best efforts.
The views of Colonel Gorgas upon the future of the white race in the tropics deserve quotation.The Panama Canal and its Makers|Vaughan Cornish
Colonel Gorgas, the chief sanitary officer, was the only important official of the old rgime held over.
Scientific definitions for Gorgas
William Crawford 1854-1920
[ gôr′gəs ]
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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