Gorgas


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United States Army surgeon who suppressed yellow fever in Havana and in the Panama Canal Zone (1854-1920)

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We have been delighted to work with the Gorgas Institute - as they are a world-leader in developing advanced approaches for controlling disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Gorgas wanted $1million (PS600,000) for the plan but many politicians still believed the diseases were caused by "bad air" rather than insects.
this data will be requested of participants in AJAS and Gorgas this
William C Gorgas was a US physician and later surgeon general of the army from 1914 to 1918.
Consent and assent forms were reviewed and approved by institutional ethics review boards at the University of New Mexico, the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama City, and the protocol review committee of the International Centers for Infectious Diseases Research program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Part one deals with Malaria--Manson and Ross (12 chapters) and Part two with Yellow fever--Reed and Gorgas (7 chapters).
There is a lot of enthusiasm among all of those involved with the AJAS and Gorgas programs.
El Instituto Gorgas es una institucion panamena de salud publica de larga data con reconocimiento nacional e internacional, que genera nuevos conocimientos para orientar las politicas e intervenciones de salud.
Honors: Michael Cronin, Jackson Gorgas, Derek Hebert, So Yeon Jung, Peter Kaminski, Jamison Koeman, Elizabeth Petrocelli, Sarah Poquette, Nicole Sullivan, Julie Wiegers.
Carter's discovery of the extrinsic incubation period of yellow fever places him with Reed and Gorgas in the distinguished group of scientists and sanitarians who have made the most significant contributions to our knowledge of this disease and the methods of combating it.
William Gorgas, surgeon general of the US army, assisted by A J Orenstein, who later had a large influence on South African health services and was head of its medical services in World War II, enabled the USA to complete the Panama Canal in 1914 by eliminating mosquitoes.
Gorgas had beaten yellow fever in Cuba by] battling Aedes aegypti (AY-dees ee-JIP-tee), the mosquito that carried the disease.
Jorge Motta, director general at the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama; and other prominent scientists and thought leaders.