From an obscure frontier surgeon George Crawford Gorgas became internationally acclaimed as a preventive medicine genius.
By his initiative in translating the known scientific facts made possible during the blossoming of bacteriology, he performed service not only in the United States but in Cuba, Central and South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe.
He fought for 10 years successfully against yellow fever, malaria, and other diseases during the construction of the Panama Canal, and continued triumphs against disease in other world situations.
This is a rather concise account emphasizing his continued devotion and dedication as a humanitarian.
He fashioned the Army Medical Department into an efficient machine as Surgeon General, and following his amazing military career of over 38 years, made further contributions in preventive medicine with the Rockefeller Foundation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Historique, Chirurgie, Médecine, International, Militaire, William Crawford Gorgas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Case history, Surgery, Medicine, International, Military
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0313992
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.