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KIRKUS REVIEW

Williams' and Epstein's knack for writing exciting, factual narratives about real people and events comes to the fore in this clean cut biography of the man who fought yellow fever. There is good pace and the right amount of scientific detail as Gorgas' career is followed- student days at New York's Bellevue Hospital; his first army post job in the southwest where he met and fell in love with Marie Dougherty; Havana, the Spanish American war and his work with Carlos Finlay and Walter Reed; the struggle in the Canal Zone; later work among the miners at Kimberley in South Africa. Historical awareness too, present in the examination of wars and political issues, rounds out a good volume.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1953
Publisher: Messner