Medicine: Mouse Brains v. Yellow Fever

Roosevelt I coveted a piece of the Panamanian Isthmus and took it for a Canal. But before diggers dared pervade that fever-infested series of swamps called "White Man's Grave," Sanitarian William Crawford Gorgas went ahead, chasing away the mosquitoes. Dr. Gorgas had learned about the fever-bearing mosquitoes in Cuba where Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay had indicted the insects and Dr. Walter Reed had convicted them. Their work enabled Dr. Gorgas to help make Havana the healthiest large city in the world, the Panama Canal an actuality. Similar work practically drove yellow...

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