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PENA SANCHEZ, María Antonia. Dr. Antonio María Béguez César (1895-1975): founder and teacher of the Pediatrics Cuban Society in Santiago de Cuba. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, pp.322-341.  Epub Apr 24, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.

This work aimed at widen the biographical data of the eminent Cuban scientist Antonio María Béguez César and to spread not very well-known aspects of his prolific existence. The personal files of Béguez López family and the index of authors and matters of the Pediatrics Cuban Society Bulletin and the Pediatrics Cuban Magazine were consulted, where his active bibliography is consigned; also, documents of that time were analyzed and testimonies of family, colleagues and friends of the distinguished pediatrician from Santiago were considered. The work is part of the investigative project "Strategy to increase the visibility of the pediatrician Dr. Antonio María Béguez César scientific finding" that reveals the discoverer of "the family malignant chronic neutropenia with atypical granulations of the leukocytic cells", clinical entity inscribed among the ten landmarks of the Cuban immunology that has been erroneously spread in the scientific-medical world as Chediak-Higashi syndrome.

Keywords : Antonio María Béguez Cesar; Chediak-Higashi syndrome; pediatricians; history of medicine; Cuba.

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