w. c. gorgas

Gorgas

[gawr-guhs]
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   (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.
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