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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


NODARSE HERNANDEZ, Rafael. Carlos J. Finlay and Juan N. Dávalos: two oustanding figures of medical microbiology. Brief historical review of the origins of this science in Cuba. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.3. ISSN 0138-6557.

A lot has been said and written about the life and work of the Cuban scholar Carlos J. Finlay, but not about Dr. Juan Nicolás Dávalos, considered in his time as the most renown Cuban bacteriologist. Although his work did not reach a place at the world level as that of Carlos J. Finlay, it deserves to be recognized due to its undeniable scientific and human values. With this work, the author pretends to get closer to the work of these two men of science. To this end, a bibliographical review was made. Finlay's activity from the microbiological point of view was approached and in the case of Dr. Dávalos, it was made a sketch of his life and work that contributes to spread their knowledge.

Keywords : Carlos J. Finlay; Juan N. Dávalos; history of Microbiology in Cuba.

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