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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 0120-8322
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

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


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.

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

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


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.

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

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