Gorgas



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.
Historical Examples

The Supplies for the Confederate Army Caleb Huse
Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones
The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones
A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary at the Confederate States Capital John Beauchamp Jones
The Panama Canal and its Makers Vaughan Cornish

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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