“Aristides Agramonte y Simoni: (1868-1931) U.S. (Cuban-born) physician, pathologist, and bacteriologist, Reared in New York City, he received his MD from Columbia University. He was a member of the U.S. Army’s Reed Yellow Fever Board, which discovered in 1901 the role of mosquitoes in transmitting yellow fever. As a professor at the University of Havana, be became an influential leader of scientific medicine in Cuba.”
Excerpted from: Stevens, Mark A., Ed. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Encyclopedia. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, 2000.