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MOSQUERA BETANCOURT, Gretel; CASARES ALBERNAS, Fermín; HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, Erick Héctor  and  BAEZ GARCIA, Mirtha Eugenia. The General hospital and the medical college in the history of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics in Camagüey. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.2, pp. 258-270. ISSN 1727-8120.

Ground: the history of Neurosurgery in this place is closely linked to other specialties like General Surgery and Orthopedics. The first documented references went back to the colonial period in the General Hospital, documented in the bulletin of the medical college in Camagüey. The objective is to highlight the importance of the General Hospital and the medical college and its bulletin in the history of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics in Camagüey. Methods: This a historical investigation that was carried out taking documented revision and using chronologic sub method to establish the order of the facts that have been described. Development: Since the reconstruction of the General hospital at the end of the XIX century, it became the main medical_ surgical center in the province during the colonial period. Many of the scientific results and medical activities were published in the bulletin of the medical college, which became a well-known scientific magazine that was in charge of publishing the medical success in Camagüey. There are articles to prove that general surgeons performed the first neurosurgical and orthopedic interventions. Conclusions: The General hospital, the medical college and its bulletin are considered crucial elements to describe the history of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics in the territory.

Keywords : medicine history; neurosurgery history; general hospital of Camagüey.

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