Gregorio Álvarez (historian)

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For the Uruguayan dictator, see Gregorio Álvarez.
Gregorio Álvarez.

Gregorio Álvarez (Ranquilón, Ñorquín, Territory of Neuquén, 28 November 1889 - 11 October 1986) was an Argentine historian, physician and writer.


Álvarez became a teacher in 1910. In 1919 he graduated as a medical doctor at the University of Buenos Aires, specializing in dermatology. He was a founder of the Argentine Dermatological Association.

In 1950 he explored the Copahue hotsprings.[1] He also made research on infantile eczema, obtaining the golden medal from Jammes Laboratories, Paris, in 1954.[2]

Álvarez explored Neuquén Province on horseback, studying its culture.[3]

The dinosaur genus Alvarezsaurus and the family Alvarezsauridae are named in his honor.[4]