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Col Bailey Kelly Ashford

Col Bailey Kelly Ashford

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 1 Nov 1934 (aged 61)
Condado, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial Bayamon, Bayamon Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Plot Section A-1204
Memorial ID 27762542 · View Source
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Educated at the Georgetown University Medical School, he was the first to describe and successfully treat North American hookworm in 1899. He lead a treatment campaign to treat people afflicted with the parasite, and ultimately cured about 300,000 people. He was the founding member of the Puerto Rico Anemia Commission, serving from 1904 to 1906. He served in the Spanish American War. He wrote his biography, A Soldier in Science, Anemia in Puerto Rico and Uncinariasis in puerto Rico. His remains were re-interred on April 20, 1954 from the Ft. Brooke Military Cemetery.


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  • Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Bailey Kelly Ashford (18 Sep 1873–1 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762542, citing Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Bayamon Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .