Walter Reed and the Yellow Fever Breakthrough
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Walter Reed and the Yellow Fever Breakthrough

Test your knowledge of the history of yellow fever research and the groundbreaking discoveries made by U.S. Army Major Walter Reed. Explore the events leading up to his presentation of the mosquito transmission theory and the impact of the findings on public health.

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What did U.S. Army Major Walter Reed present to the American Public Health Association?

Theory that mosquitoes were responsible for the transmission of yellow fever

Who died from yellow fever one month before the theory about mosquitoes was presented?

Jesse Lazear

What did Walter Reed name the testing area in honor of his late colleague?

Camp Lazear

What was the crucial question in the late 19th century regarding yellow fever?

<p>How is the disease spread?</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did many people believe caused the disease of yellow fever?

<p>Unsanitary conditions/Contamination</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who presented the theory that mosquitoes were responsible for the transmission of yellow fever to the American Public Health Association?

<p>Walter Reed</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where did Walter Reed present the theory about the transmission of yellow fever?

<p>Indianapolis</p> Signup and view all the answers

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