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November 29, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(22):1772. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660220048020

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When the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association met in St. Louis more than two years ago, and again at San Francisco, there was presented for its endorsement a plan to honor the memory of Surgeon General William C. Gorgas by the establishment of an institute for the prevention and study of tropical diseases. The first plan included the erection of such an institution in Alabama, where Gorgas was born. The promotion of this plan failed. At the Annual Session of the American Medical Association held in Chicago last June, there was presented a new plan for the creation of such a memorial, including on this occasion the erection of a hospital and institute in Panama, the site of General Gorgas' epoch-making contribution to the building of the Panama Canal. In presenting the plan to the House of Delegates, it was suggested that the establishment of such a

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