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Revista Médica Electrónica

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FERREIRA MORENO, Víctor G et al. The centenary of Medica, the biggest legacy of Dr. Mario E. Dihigo. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2021, vol.43, n.4, pp.884-899.  Epub 31-Ago-2021. ISSN 1684-1824.


Dr. Mario E. Dihigo Llanos, and a group of colleagues-enterprisers, founded the journal Medica (renamed Revista Medica Electronica in 1997) in Matanzas, in 1921.


to highlight the centenary of the journal and to contribute to keep the memory of the prominent pedagogue up.

Materials and methods:

methods of the historical research were used like the analytic-synthetic and the deductive-inductive ones, and also the chronological and geographic sub-methods. Interviews were made and the documental legacy of Dr. Mario Dihigo was reviewed. The information was compared with the referenced sources and the other referred bibliography and documents.


some of the most significant features of Dr. Dihigo’s life and work were emphasized. A characterization of the first stages of the journal was carried out, approaching its historical and scientific significance.


the main Dihigo’s legacies were his contributions to Medicine and Pedagogy, and his efforts for founding the journal Medica.

Palabras clave : Dihigo Llanos, Mario; journal Medica; medicine; pedagogy; radiology; medicine history; Government School for Teachers; Matanzas.

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