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Gorgas
  (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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