James Carroll (scientist)

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James Carroll
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James Carroll
Born June 5, 1854
Woolwich, England
Died September 16, 1907
Washington, D.C.
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Maryland

Major James Carroll (June 5, 1854-September 16, 1907)[1] was a US Army physician.

Carroll was born in England. He moved to Canada in 1874, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1874. He graduated with an M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1891. In 1900 he served as an American physician and a member of the Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba, along with Walter Reed, Jesse William Lazear, and Aristides Agramonte. He and Lazear subjected themselves to the bite of infectious mosquitoes to test the theory that mosquitoes were carriers of yellow fever. The infection he contracted eventually killed him. [2]


  1. ^ Hellemans, Alexander; Bunch, Bryan (1988). The Timetables of Science. Simon & Schuster. p. 411. ISBN 0671621300. 
  2. ^ Asimov, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 2nd Revised edition

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