Alejandro Posadas

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Alejandro Posadas
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Born(1870-12-28)December 28, 1870
DiedNovember 21, 1902(1902-11-21) (aged 31)
Nationality Argentina
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires
Scientific career
FieldsAnatomy, surgery, pediatrics, parasitologist
InstitutionsUniversity of Buenos Aires
National University of Quilmes

Alejandro Posadas (December 28, 1870 – November 21, 1902) was an Argentinian physician and surgeon specializing in pediatric surgery. He was the first person to film an operation and brought the first x-ray to the country of Argentina.

Posadas was the first person to describe coccidioidomycosis (later known as Posadas Disease) and Coccidioides posadasii was named after him.[1]

A victim of tuberculosis, he died while studying in France in 1902 at the age of 31.


Further reading[edit]

  • "Dr. Alejandro Posadas". Biografías de médicos. Ediciones Médicas. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-18.