Courtesy of the
University of Alabama W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
William C. Gorgas
William Crawford Gorgas (1854-1920) was a physician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He fought yellow fever in Panama, contributing
to the building of the Panama Canal, was elected president of the American Medical Association, and served as U.S. Army Surgeon
General. Before he died in 1920 Gorgas was knighted by England's King George V.