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Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal

Thomas Wesley Martin

Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal

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Published by The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
    • Subjects:
    • Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920.,
    • Panama Canal (Panama)

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Thomas W. Martin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA424.5.G6 M35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination41 [7] p.
      Number of Pages41
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL263421M
      LC Control Numbermed47001461
      OCLC/WorldCa1377644

      The Gorgas family moved soon after Josiah accepted the presidency of Sewanee University in , then to Tuscaloosa a decade later. The couple's eldest child, William Crawford Gorgas, became a : Veronica Kennedy.


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This is a concise overview of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas’s life and accomplishments and the honors and accolades that he received for his work.

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Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama & the Panama Canal Dr. William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal: Responsibility: Thomas W. Martin. William Crawford Gorgas, U.S. Army surgeon who contributed greatly to the building of the Panama Canal by introducing mosquito control to prevent yellow fever and malaria.

After receiving his medical degree () from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, Gorgas joined the U.S. William C. Gorgas, Chief Sanitary Officer in Panama William Crawford Gorgas () was appointed Chief Sanitary Officer of the Isthmian Canal Commission in Armed with recent knowledge about the important role of mosquitoes as vectors of yellow fever and malaria, he implemented mosquito-control measures and effectively eradicated yellow fever from Havana.

The result was the naming of an Army doctor, a former student of Welch’s, Colonel William Crawford Gorgas, who since the death of Walter Reed (of appendicitis in ) was known in professional circles as the outstanding authority on tropical disease.

William C. Gorgas William Crawford Gorgas () was a pioneer in the field of public health and tropical medicine. His work in eradicating yellow fever in Panama made possible the construction of the Panama Canal. William Crawford Gorgas - surgeon general of the U.

Army, conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone, thus making the building of the canal possible. Thomas W. Martin (Author of Doctor William Crawford Gorgas Of Alabama And The Panama Canal) Thomas W. Martin is the author of Doctor William Crawford Gorgas Of Alabama And The Panama Canal ( avg rating, 1 rating, 1 review)5/5.

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Martin. William Crawford Gorgas KCMG (October 3, – July 3, ), Alabama native, is known throughout the world as the conqueror of the mosquito, and the malaria and yellow fever it transmits. His pioneer efforts in halting an epidemic of yellow fever enabled the United States to complete the Panama Canal after earlier attempts had fallen before the onslaught of the.

William Crawford Gorgas KCMG (October 3, – July 3, ), Alabama native, is known throughout the world as the conqueror of the mosquito and the malaria and yellow fever it transmits.

Gorgas was elected president of the American Medical Association insix years before the Panama Canal opened in 18 He was one of the few important figures in the canal project to remain part of the team until the end of construction.

19 After the canal’s completion, Gorgas continued to work in public health as a consultant. "Summary Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal () and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a.

GORGAS, WILLIAM CRAWFORD (–). William Crawford Gorgas, pioneer, physician, and United States Army surgeon general, was born at Toulminville, Alabama, on October 3,the son of Gen. Josiah and Amelia (Gayle) Gorgas. Josiah Gorgas was chief of ordnance of the Confederate Army.

William Crawford Gorgas served as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army from to and is best known for stopping the spread of yellow fever and malaria. His contributions to this work played a significant role in the building and completion of the Panama Canal, as less lives of workers on the Canal were lost due to these diseases.

Standing water and unpaved roads in Colon, Panama, (Linda Hall Library) William Crawford Gorgas, an American Army physician, was born Oct. 3, Gorgas was chief sanitary officer in Havana when the Army sent in a commission to investigate the cause and prevention of yellow fever. This allowed construction of the Panama Canal, and brought Gorgas recognition as a national hero.

His book Sanitation in Panama was pivotal in spreading information about control of the diseases, and in he was promoted to Surgeon General of the United States Army. His father, Josiah Gorgas, Born: This short film consists of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas (−), chief sanitation officer (−13) to the Isthmian Canal Commission in Panama.

Gorgas is shown standing in front of a building at an undetermined location. The remainder of film shows Gorgas and an unidentified man riding on a Panama Railroad train.

The two men are silhouetted against passing scenery of the Canal. William Crawford Gorgas () was a physician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He fought yellow fever in Panama, contributing to the building of the Panama Canal, was elected president of the American Medical Association, and served as U.S.

Army Surgeon General. This specific publication covers the work of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas who saved many people in Panama from dying of yellow fever and malaria. President Theodore Roosevelt said this, "The Work of General Gorgas at Panama was a feat without which no further work on the Isthmus could have been attempted." He refers to he work on the Panama Canal.

Film has ca. 2 ft. of views of Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, chief sanitation officer of the Panama Canal () and member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, standing in front of a building; location of this sequence is undetermined.

Remainder of film shows Dr. Gorgas and an unidentified man riding on a Panama Canal Company train. The two men are silhouetted.

"This is an interesting and entertaining biography of Dr. William C. Gorgas, the Army physician who has been called by many 'the man who made the building of the Panama Canal possible.' Although his name is not so familiar to the present generation, Gorgas is most noted for his brilliant work in overcoming yellow fever.

Gorgas' work conquered those diseases by destroying the disease-bearing mosquitoes of the tropics. Many books and articles have been written about Dr.

Gorgas recognizing him as a benefactor of all mankind. General Gorgas has been memorialized at the University of Alabama, in Mobile, and in many other places around the world. Buy Doctor William Crawford Gorgas of Alabama and the Panama Canal by Thomas W Martin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Walter Reed discovered that the Aedes mosquito transmits the yellow fever virus. William Crawford Gorgas, serving in Havana, Cuba, under Reed during the Spanish-American War, made good use of Reed's discovery.

I never heard about Dr. Gorges, but Dr. Gorgas. His name was William Crawford Gorgas. He was an eminent doctor that was stationed in Panama being an army doctor. He born in Alabama and his life span was Oct 3 rd. of to July 3rd. of He w.

Nationality American Gender Male Occupation physician, Surgeon General; U.S. Army. United States military man and physician, William Crawford Gorgas, first gained recognition for eradicating yellow fever and malaria in Havana, Cuba.

Due to this amazing feat, inUnited States Surgeon General Dr. George M. Sternberg recommended Gorgas be placed in charge of solving the same problem in Panama. The Panama Canal was the construction miracle of the beginning of the 20th century.

It also was a great demonstration of malaria control based on an integrated mosquito control program enforced by the military. Malaria was not eliminated. However, under these most trying conditions, the disease was controlled to the extent that the construction.

Gorgas Scholars compete for more than $10, in Scholarships and most Alabama Colleges and Universities offer additional scholarships. The Gorgas Scholarship Program is named for General William Crawford Gorgas, the Alabama physician who conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone. US History: Imperialism and WWI.

STUDY. PLAY. William Gorgas. This doctor helped with the building of the Panama Canal by eradicating mosquito-borne diseases such as yellow fever.

Matthew C. Perry. He led the American navy to Japan to open trade with them. Alfred T. Mahan. ON THIS DAY INWILLIAM CRAWFORD GORGAS, WHO FOUGHT YELLOW FEVER AND MALARIA AT THE PANAMA CANAL, WAS BORN: It also marks an interesting coincidence in doctor who delivered little.

William Crawford Gorgas. William Crawford Gorgas (), surgeon general of the U.S. Army, conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone, thus making the building of the canal possible.

William C. Gorgas was born Oct. 3,near Mobile, Ala., the son of Josiah Gorgas, later a Confederate general and vice-chancellor of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn. Young Gorgas.By the time the United States took control of the Panama Canal project on May 4,the Isthmus of Panama was notorious for tropical estima workers had died during the construction of the Panama Railway and o during the French effort to build a canal.

Many of these deaths were due to disease, particularly yellow fever and malaria.William Crawford Gorgas (), surgeon general of the U.S. Army, conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone, thus making the building of the canal possible.

William C. Gorgas was born Oct. 3,near Mobile, Ala., the son of Josiah Gorgas, later a Confederate general and vice-chancellor of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn.