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Gorgas   /gˈɔrgəz/   Listen
Gorgas

noun
1.
United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920).  Synonym: William Crawford Gorgas.






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... army was too real not to have its constructive effect. Men like William Crawford Gorgas were inspired to study the sanitation and the diseases of the tropics and have now made it possible for white men to live there safely. Men of affairs like Elihu Root were stimulated to give their talents to ...
— The Path of Empire - A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume - 46 in The Chronicles of America Series • Carl Russell Fish



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