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Ancon Hospital: an American Hospital during the construction of the Panama Canal, 1904-1914.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10544628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The control of yellow fever, malaria, and other tropical diseases was essential for the successful completion of the Panama Canal. COL William C. Gorgas, Chief Sanitary Officer, found Ancon Hospital quite satisfactory as a site from which to direct his sanitation efforts. Ancon Hospital played an important role during the period of the excavation of the canal (1904-1914). In 1928, Ancon Hospital was renamed Gorgas Hospital to commemorate this achievement. After more than a century of clinical and research activities in Panama, Ancon Hospital closed its doors in 1997.
E Chaves-Carballo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-17     Completed Date:  1999-11-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-30     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Chief Executive Officers, Hospital / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Hospital Design and Construction / history
Hospitals, Military / history*
Panama Canal Zone
Sanitation / history*
Tropical Medicine / history
United States
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
W C Gorgas

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