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Title: Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine Records
Creator: Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine
Dates: 1899-1992
Extent: 43.75 linear feet (48 boxes + oversize)
Abstract:The Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Incorporated (GMITP) was founded in 1921 and was named after William C. Gorgas. Gorgas was a U.S. Surgeon General and was known throughout the world as the conqueror of the mosquito and the malaria and yellow fever it transmits. His pioneer efforts in halting an epidemic of yellow fever enabled the United States to complete the Panama Canal. Its mission was to create a health education program to train researchers in tropical health, disease, and medicine and to establish a research institute focusing on tropical and preventative medicine in Panama.
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