SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.20 issue1Models and trials for angiogenesis studyDr. Armando Valdés Valdés: distinguished personality of the Cuban medicine author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO



On-line version ISSN 1029-3019


PENA SANCHEZ, María Antonia. In memory of Dr. Antonio María Béguez César (1895-1975): discoverer of the family malignant chronic neutropenia with atypical granulations of the leukocytic cells. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.109-117. ISSN 1029-3019.

Dr. Antonio María Béguez César (1895-1975) was a Cuban physician, considered as Father of the Pediatrics in the eastern provincies of his country. He discovered a strange disease in 1933 whose description was spread 10 years later in the Bulletin of the Cuban Society of Pediatrics, as family malignant chronic neutropenia with atypical granulations of the leukocytic cells, although it didn't prevent that another person borrowed the scientific finding that has been known in the medical environment as Chédiak-Higashi syndrome. Although in the first Latin American Day of Hematology Cooperative Studies, taking place in Havana in February, 1973, his finding was recognized, the public silence in this respect remained until the end of last century and first years of the XXI, when already and ever his life and work fully support the long lasting homages that are being devoted to his memory, according to the historical truth and the scientific rigor, and as an example of apology to the physician whose unquestionably own merit was borrowed

Keywords : Pediatrics; personalities; homages; scientific finding; History of Medicine; Santiago de Cuba; Cuba.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License