Albert C. Gorgas, naval surgeon, received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1856. He was married with three children. Gorgas died in Germantown, Philadelphia, on 29 June 1895. Gorgas entered the U.S. Navy, becoming an assistant surgeon, 1856, surgeon, 1861, and medical director, 1884. From 1870 to 1873, he was fleet surgeon to the European squadron. He was stationed at the naval hospital in Annapolis, 1873-1877, and the Chelsea Naval Hospital, 1882-1885. From 1885 to 1889, Gorgas was president of the naval examining board; from 1889 to 1893, he was in charge of the naval hospital at Philadelphia. In 1893, he was appointed to the Museum of Hygiene in Washington, D.C.