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December 9, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(15):1272-1275. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150046022


Dr. Gorgas Named to Hall of Fame.—  Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, who destroyed breeding places of yellow fever mosquitoes in the Panama Canal Zone and thus made possible the building of the canal, was elected in November to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University. He was one of six elected from 186 nominated by private citizens throughout the country. These elections are held every five years. Only seven can be added in any one election, and candidates must have been dead at least 25 years. Only six nominees received the necessary majority in the 1950 election. Dr. Gorgas, an officer of the Army Medical Corps, attained the rank of surgeon general. The Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Washington, D. C., and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory of Tropical Research in Panama were established in his honor.


Prosthesis Institute.—  An institute on

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