Gorgas William Crawford


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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.
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Gor·gas

(gôr′gəs), William Crawford 1854-1920.
American army surgeon. He directed programs to eradicate the mosquito spreading yellow fever in Havana, Cuba (1898), and in the Panama Canal Zone (1904-1913).
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