Famous Argentine Physicians

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 1 René Gerónimo Favaloro

René Gerónimo Favaloro
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Famous As: Cardiovascular Surgeon
Birthdate: July 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
Died: July 29, 2000

René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine educator and cardiac surgeon. He is best remembered for his work on coronary artery bypass surgery. Favaloro is credited with establishing the Favaloro Foundation in an attempt to emulate Cleveland Clinic. He is also credited with founding the Basic Investigation Laboratory, which was financed with his own money.

 2 Esther Vilar

Esther Vilar
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Born to German-Jewish immigrants in Argentina, Esther Vilar studied medicine before she moved to Germany to study psychology and sociology. After taking up scores of odd jobs, she soared to international fame with her bestselling book The Manipulated Man, which argues that women aren’t oppressed but control men in relationships.

 3 Luis Federico Leloir

Luis Federico Leloir
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Famous As: Biochemist, Physician
Birthdate: September 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1987

Luis Federico Leloir was an Argentine biochemist and physician whose discovery of metabolic pathways in lactose earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1970. His research into renal hypertension, carbohydrate metabolism, and sugar nucleotides has led to progress in understanding and treating galactosemia. During his career, he won many awards, such as the Legion of Honour.

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 4 Bernardo Houssay

Bernardo Houssay
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Famous As: Physiologist
Birthdate: April 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: September 21, 1971

 5 Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza
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Famous As: Physician and Epidemiologist
Birthdate: February 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 29, 1905

 6 Paulina Luisi

Paulina Luisi
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Famous As: Feminist
Birthdate: 1875 AD
Birthplace: Colón Department, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Died: 1950 AD