Sinforoso Amoedo

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Sinforoso Amoedo
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Bust of Dr. S. Amoedo in La Recoleta Cemetery
Personal details
Born Sinforoso del Carmen Amoedo Canaveri
Buenos Aires, United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata
Died 1871
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Resting place La Recoleta Cemetery
Nationality Flag of Argentina.svg Argentine
Occupation Medicine
Profession Doctor

Sinforoso Amoedo (July 18, 1823 – April 23, 1871) was an Argentine medical doctor.[1] He served during the yellow fever epidemic of 1871.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sinforoso del Carmen Amoedo Canaveri was born July 18, 1823 in Buenos Aires, the son of Hilario Amoedo Garazatúa and Juana Josefa Canaveris. His high school studies were at the Colegio Republicano. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires where he received his M.D..[3]


He practiced in the Parroquia de la Concepción until the end of his career, when he was replaced by Dr. Juan Antonio Argerich.[4] In 1869 and 1870, he was listed in directories as one of the physicians and surgeons in Buenos Ayres (Aires).[5][6]

The monument erected in 1873 to the victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1871, in the centre of Parque Ameghino, in the neighbourhood of Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires. (By Manuel Ferrari).

His family received a posthumous award for his courage and heroism during the great yellow fever epidemic of 1871[7] that hit the city of Buenos Aires and resulted in Sinforoso Amoedo's death[8] on April 23, 1871. He was buried at Cementerio de la Recoleta in Buenos Aires, with a large monument or building in his name.[9]


  1. ^ La Epidemia de Fiebre Amarilla de 1871 (PDF), Rafael Berruti 
  2. ^ Fiebre amarilla en Buenos Aires, El Intransigente - Noticias de Argentina 
  3. ^ Historia de la universidad de Buenos Aires y de su influencia en la cultura Argentina dirifida, Volúmenes 5-6, Imprenta y casa editora "coni", 1921 
  4. ^ Memoria, By Buenos Aires (Argentina : Province). Ministerio de Gobierno 
  5. ^ "Buenos Ayres: Physicians and Surgeons". Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory. 1869. 1869. p. 284. 
  6. ^ "Buenos Ayres: Physicians and Surgeons". Street's Indian and Colonial Mercantile Directory. 1870. 1870. p. 367. 
  7. ^ Dario De Sesiones De La Camara De Senadores, Buenos Aires (Argentina : Province) 1871. 
  8. ^ Cuando murió Buenos Aires, 1871, La Bastilla, 1974 
  9. ^ "Dr Sinforoso Amoedo". Find a Grave. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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