(1851-1902) US physician and medical researcher who isolated the aedes mosquito Aedes aegypti as the sole carrier of yellow fever. This led to the local eradication of the deadly virus disease by destruction of mosquito breeding grounds. His breakthrough work was carried out during a yellow-fever epidemic 1900–01 in Cuba.
Born in Belroi, Virginia, Reed received an MD degree from the University of Virginia 1869. He joined the Army Medical Corps 1875, served as an army surgeon in Arizona 1876–89 and Baltimore 1890–93, and was professor at the Army Medical College 1893–1902.
His 1898 research into the causes and transmission of typhoid fever brought about significant control of the disease in army camps. He also worked on malaria and diphtheria.
Sinonimi: Emberiza schoeniclus
(1938-) English actor. He appeared in such films as Women in Love 1969, The Devils 1971, and Castaway 1987. He is the nephew of the director Carol Reed.
Sinonimi: gardener's garters | lady's laces | ribbon grass | Phalaris arundinacea
(1942-) US rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was a member (1965–70 and 1993) of the New York avant-garde group the Velvet Underground, perhaps the most influential band of the period. His solo work deals largely with urban alienation and angst, and includes the albums Berlin 1973, Street Hassle 1978, and New York 1989. His best-known recording is ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ from the album Transformer 1972.
Reed studied literature under poet Delmore Schwartz and set himself the goal of writing rock songs for adults. The Velvet Underground made their debut under the auspices of Pop artist Andy Warhol, whose influence infuses Reed’s work, from songs describing life at the Warhol Factory to the elegiac album Songs for Drella 1990 with John Cale (1940– ). The Velvet Underground briefly reformed 1993.
(1887-1920) US journalist and author. As a supporter of the Bolsheviks, Reed published his account of the Russian Revolution in Ten Days that Shook the World 1919. Later indicted in the US for sedition, Reed fled to the Soviet Union, where he died in exile.
Born in Portland, Oregon, and educated at Harvard, Reed began his journalism career on the staff of the American Magazine 1911. Becoming involved in radical politics, he joined the staff of Masses 1913. He later published his accounts of overseas conflicts in Insurgent Mexico 1914 and The War in Eastern Europe 1916.
(Scott) (1938-) US novelist. His novels parody and satirize notions of historical fact, exploiting traditions taken from jazz and voodoo. They include The Free-Lance Pallbearers 1967, Mumbo Jumbo 1972, and Reckless Eyeballing 1986. His poetry includes the collection Chattanooga 1973.
(1906-1976) English film producer and director. He was an influential figure in the British film industry of the 1940s. His films include Odd Man Out 1947, The Third Man 1949, The Fallen Idol 1950, Our Man in Havana 1959, and the Academy Award-winning musical Oliver! 1968.
The illegitimate son of actor Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who died when Reed was 11, he followed his father onto the stage as an actor before finding work at Ealing studios as a dialogue coach. The Fallen Idol and The Third Man were both written for him by Graham Greene. His other films include The Running Man 1962.
A thin strip of stiff material that is fitted into the mouthpiece of woodwind instruments and that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it.
Town in Arkansas (USA); zip code 71670.
Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.
Any of various perennial tall, slender grasses of wet or marshy environments; in particular, species of the genera Phragmites and Arundo; also the stalk of any of these plants. The common reed p. australis attains a height of 3 m/10 ft, having stiff, erect leaves and straight stems bearing a plume of purplish flowers.
Mill, to give a raised rim or a ridged or corrugated edge to (a coin)