|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1852|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1925|
District Of Columbia, USA
Born at Clinton Plantation. Attended Aspen Hill Academy. He enrolled in the University of Virginia as an engineering student. A leg injury around the time of his graduation made him reconsider the arduous life of an engineer for the more sedate one of a physician and he enrolled in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He joined the Marine Hospital Corps in 1879.
For the next 20 years, he served along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. In 1898, he was called to the two small towns of Orwood and Taylor, Mississippi to investigate a yellow fever outbreak. He meticulously documented exposure to cases and recorded the timing of every case. The Yellow Fever Board had the good fortune of Carter's assignment to Havana in 1899 as Chief Quarantine Officer for the Marine Hospital Service. Dr. Carter served as director of hospitals in the Panama Canal Zone from 1904 to 1909. In 1915 he was commissioned Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health Service by a special act of Congress. He worked with the Rockefeller Foundation, was a special advisor to the Peruvian government, and served as a member of various health boards. In 1904, Henry Rose Carter and Carlos Finlay were nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine by Sir Ronald Ross, who in 1898 had shown that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes.
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Oct 28, 2006
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Added: Oct. 28, 2006