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Lazear

[luh-zeer]
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  1. Jesse William,1866–1900, U.S. physician and bacteriologist.
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Historical Examples

  • Lazear permitted himself to be bitten by a stray mosquito while conducting his experiments in the yellow fever hospital.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

    William Osler

  • Later, in the yellow fever hospital, Dr. Lazear deliberately allowed a mosquito to feed on his hand.

    The Panama Canal

    J. Saxon Mills

  • In the course of these experiments, Dr. Lazear, a member of the Commission, died of the disease.

  • Dr. Lazear left a wife and two young children, one of whom he had never seen.

    Insects and Diseases

    Rennie W. Doane

  • 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.

    The Unspeakable Perk

    Samuel Hopkins Adams