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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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UGARTE UBILLUZ, Oscar. Uriel García Cáceres, prominent leader and teacher of public health in Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.1, pp.160-164. ISSN 1726-4634.

Dr. Uriel García Cáceres, prominent physician, researcher and Peruvian historian, was born in the city of Cusco in 1922. He studied medicine at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (1942-1950). He was influenced by Dr. Pedro Weiss and as a result he worked in the field of Pathological Anatomy, where he made substantial discoveries such as the description of kidney nodules associated with the verrucous stage of bartonellosis or Carrion’s disease. His most important contributions are in the paleopathology field, in which he helped create a better understanding of Peruvian ancient pathology. Dr. García Cáceres also participated in the political arena; he was Peru’s Minister of Health, a position in which he served selflessly and always working for the good of the health of all Peruvians. At 91 years old, he is always tenacious and cheerful, and above all, he is a teacher with a readiness to learn

Keywords : History of medicine, Peru; García Cáceres, Uriel; Pathology.

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