Aristides Agramonte

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Aristides Agramonte
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Aristides Agramonte
Born June 3, 1868
Camagüey, Cuba
Died August 19, 1931
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality United States
Fields bacteriology
Institutions University of Havana
Known for Yellow fever

Aristides Agramonte y Simoni (June 3, 1868 in Camagüey, Cuba – August 19, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) was a Cuban American physician, pathologist and bacteriologist with expertise in tropical medicine. In 1898 George Miller Sternberg appointed him as an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Army and sent him to Cuba to study a yellow fever outbreak.[1] He later served on the Yellow Fever Commission, a U.S. Army Commission led by Walter Reed which examined the transmission of yellow fever. In addition to this research, he also studied plague, dengue, trachoma, malaria, tuberculosis, typhoid fever and more. After serving on the Yellow Fever Commission, he served as a professor at the University of Havana as well as many government positions.

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  • "ARISTIDES AGRAMONTE, M. D.", American journal of public health and the nation's health (Oct 1931) 21 (10), 1931: 1136–7, doi:10.2105/AJPH.21.10.1136, PMC 1556463, PMID 18013369 
  • Reed, W; Agramonte, A (1983), "Landmark article. Feb 16, 1901: The etiology of yellow fever. An additional note. By Walter Reed, Jas. Carroll and Aristides Agramonte", JAMA (August 5, 1983) 250 (5): 649–58, doi:10.1001/jama.250.5.649, PMID 6345833 
  • Anonymous (2001), "Biography of Aristides Agramonte", Military medicine (Sep 2001) 166 (9 Suppl): 23, PMID 11569380 
  • Pierce, John R (2003), ""In the interest of humanity and the cause of science": the yellow fever volunteers", Military medicine (Nov 2003) 168 (11): 857–63, PMID 15040622 

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