Gregorio Álvarez (historian)

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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] He died on 11 October 1986 at the age of 96.


  1. ^ "The work of Gregorio Álvarez". Río Negro. 5 May 2008.
  2. ^ El V Congreso de Historia Regional del Neuquén homenajeará a Gregorio Álvarez
  3. ^ yayo. "AVC Noticias cumple 5 años al aire". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  4. ^ "Untitled Document". Retrieved 2016-08-08.