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View of the fascade of the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama. Many scientists at the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama City, Panama, had close ties with scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Graham Bell Fairchild worked at Gorgas as an entomologist from 1938 to 1971 and served as Assistant Director from 1958 to 1971. At Gorgas, his research focused on the taxonomy of medically important insects, especially Tabanidae and Psychodidae.


Gorgas Memorial Laboratory


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Photograph included in the transcript of Graham Bell Fairchild Interview by Joel B. Hagen, June 7, 1989, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. Photograph is from the book, "El Laboratorio Conmemorativo Gorgas, Su historia y su labor," Panama: Litho--Impresora Panama, 1975.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9559, Box 1, Graham Bell Fairchild Oral History Interview

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1970s

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Litho-Impresora Panama


  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Fairchild, Graham Bell
  • Architecture
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Research


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

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Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 6h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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