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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 47, No. 1, 2016, pp. 63-66
Bioline Code: rc16012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Special Article
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Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2016, pp. 63-66

 es Evocación al Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Barrés en el centenario de su fallecimiento
Moreno, Víctor Guillermo Ferreira

Resumen

A propósito del editorial del Profesor Guillermo Llanos: "Carlos J. Finlay: el Pasteur olvidado de América", a cien años de su fallecimiento y a través de una revisión documental, se realizó una síntesis de la vida y obra de ese gran hombre de ciencias, figura insigne de la medicina americana y benefactor de la humanidad, quien concibió una nueva forma de contagio capaz de explicar la propagación de la fiebre amarilla, y le adicionó la posibilidad de su comprobación científica mediante un método experimental.

Palabras-clave
Carlos J. Finlay; fiebre amarilla; descubrimiento; historia de la medicina

 
 en Evocation to the Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Barres on the centennial of his death
Moreno, Víctor Guillermo Ferreira

Abstract

About the editorial of the Professor Guillermo Llanos: "Carlos J. Finlay: the forgotten Pasteur of America", a hundred years after his death and through a documental review, a summary of the life and work of this great man of science was conducted. Finlay was a notable figure of the American medicine, he conceived a new infection way able to explain the propagation of the yellow fever, and added the possibility of their scientific confirmation by an experimental method. For all the above-mentioned Finlay was recognized as the humanity's benefactor.

Keywords
Carlos J. Finlay; yellow fever; discovery; history of the medicine

 
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