William Crawford Gorgas and the Panama Canal
William Crawford Gorgas
and the Panama Canal
Gibson, John M.
Physician to the World: The Life of William C. Gorgas
. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, l950; reprint ed., Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, l989.
Biography of entire life. Primary focus is on career as sanitation officer in Panama.
Gorgas, Marie D. and Burton J. Hendrick.
William Crawford Gorgas: His Life and Work.
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, and Co., l924.
Dated biography by his wife; focuses on his sanitation work in Panama.
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, l870-1914.
New York: Simon & Schuster, l977.
Pages 405-458 provide best brief survey of the importance of Gorgas in saving lives and making possible completion of Panama Canal.
Wiggins, Sarah Woolfolk. "Josiah Gorgas, A Victorian Father."
Civil War History
32 (September l986): 229-46.
This article on William Crawford Gorgas's father, Josiah, also provides insight on the son.
on the University of Alabama campus.