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William Crawford 1854–1920
American army surgeon who directed programs to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Havana, Cuba (1901),
and in the Panama Canal Zone (1904–1906). The mosquito had been shown by Dr. Walter Reed and others to be responsible for the transmission of yellow fever.
In 1900-1901 Major Walter Reed (1851-1902), a surgeon in the United States army, proved by experiments on voluntary human subjects that the infection was spread by the Stegomyia mosquito,' and the prevention of the disease was then undertaken by Major William C. Gorgas - all patients being screened and mosquitoes practically exterminated.'