Memorial Service Held in Honor of Major General William Crawford Gorgas (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921 - Obituaries - 65 pages
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Page 14 - Thou wilt not leave us in the dust: Thou madest man, he knows not why, He thinks he was not made to die ; And thou hast made him: thou art just.
Page 14 - Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove...
Page 55 - ... myself honored to have a medal which commemorates such service and such valor, and deeply appreciate the thought of your Committee which associates me in the fellowship of these splendid men." Tuesday, October 5, 10 AM, was fixed as the date for the formal presentation of the medal to President Wilson, Hon. Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, and to Bishop Charles H. Brent, Chief of Chaplains, AEF, Colonel John T. Axton, Chief Chaplain of the Army,...
Page 21 - That you have succeeded in throttling the epidemic appears to be beyond question, and it is to your everlasting credit as an energetic health officer who saw his opportunity and grasped it. A man of less discretion, enthusiasm, and energy would have made a fiasco of it...
Page 44 - God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep us; the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon us; and fill us with all spiritual benediction and grace, that we may so live together in this life, that in the world to come we may have life everlasting. Amen.
Page 21 - Lazear, have rid that pesthole, Habana, of her yellow plague. All honor to you, my dear boy. To which Gorgas replied later as follows : I think this yellow-fever work will reflect great credit on our corps. Certainly the work of proving the mosquito to be the transmitter of yellow fever is as important a piece of work as has been done since Jenner's time, and as far as the United States is concerned, probably of more importance ; and as yours was the guiding hand in the whole matter, I hope that...
Page 41 - Again, on this occasion, in the capital of his own country, it is a privilege to me, a Briton, to testify to the high esteem and admiration in which we hold the life work and the memory of General Gorgas as scientist and man. General HARRIS. Another of our Allies decorating General Gorgas is His Majesty the King of Italy, who made him a grand officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy in recognition of his distinguished services in behalf of military sanitation.
Page 55 - President of the Southern Society of Washington No words nor eloquence can add to the name and fame of William Crawford Gorgas. His greatest monument is in the emotions, enshrined literally in millions of hearts in both hemispheres and around the seven seas. An Alabamian by birth, he became a citizen of the world by the grace of God. The Southern Society planned a threefold tribute to honor the name of Gorgas. The first was carried out on the evening of January 16 when a memorial ceremony was conducted...
Page 47 - I deem it my duty to protest, meantime, against whatever may he illegal therein and hurtful to the interests of the captain, owners, and other Netherlanders interested. I have the honor to reiterate to you the assurances of my high consideration. ROEST VAN LIMBURG. Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State of the US of America, Washington. [Enclosure.] OFFICE UNITED STATES MILITARY TELEGRAPH. The following telegram received at New Orleans...
Page 47 - Honduras. [Copy of cablegram] MONTEVIDEO, January 8, 1921. PAN AMERICAN UNION, Washington. La iniciativa de la Sociedad del Sur al decidir la con memoracidn del Cirujano General Gorgas implica realizar un acto alentador de reconocimiento justiciero al que adhiero sin reservas. BALTASAR BRUM, Presidente de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay. [Free translation] LEGATION OF COSTA RICA, Washington, January 8, 1921. MY DEAR SIR: I have the honor to state that I have received a cablegram from my Government,...

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