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Gor·gas

 (gôr′gəs), William Crawford 1854-1920.
American army surgeon who conducted campaigns against yellow fever in Havana (1901) and in the Panama Canal Zone (1904-1906), thereby helping make possible construction of the canal.

Gor•gas

(ˈgɔr gəs)

n.
William Crawford, 1854–1920, U.S. physician and epidemiologist.
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