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A native of Alabama, he pioneered mosquito control and the treatment of tropical diseases in the building of the Panama Canal.
The nation that owned the land around the Panama Canal before an American-financed revolution created an independent nation of Panama.
Organization of American States
The international organization that mediated a dispute between the United States and Panama during a dispute in the 1960s.
His admission that the United States cause the rebellion that led to the independence of Panama cost millions of dollars in reparations.
Ferdinand de Lesseps
His success at building the Suez Canal in Egypt ws not repeated when he attempted to build the Panama Canal.
The assassination of this President of the United States left Vice President Theodore Roosevelt in the Oval Office.
The last surviving recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Medal of Honor for work on the construction of the Panama Canal. His starting pay was 38 cents per hour.
Those building the Panama Canal were given this antimalarial drug also found in tonic water.
This disease, along with smallpox and malaria, was a major problem in constructing the Panama Canal.
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