US Army Doctor William Crawford Gorgas: Sent to Panama to fight Malaria

QUESTION What was the doctor's name who was sent to Panama to fight Malaria¬†when Panama Canal was being built? ANSWER I believe the person you are referring to is Dr. William Crawford Gorgas. Dr Gorgas was the chief sanitary officer for the Panama Canal project and had gained experience in controlling vector borne diseases while working in Havana, Cuba, where yellow fever was a problem. … [Read more...]