|Gorgas (gôr'gəs) Pronunciation Key
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.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|