Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Carlos Astudillo

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    LATIN AMERICA Published in September, 2019 H E K T O R A M A   . AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDICAL PIONEERS The first hospital in the Americas was built by Fray Nicolás de Ovando from 1503 to 1508 in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti). Named Hospital de San Nicolás de Bari (I), it was located in…

  • The Van Buren Hospital in the history of Chile

    Carlos Astudillo Valparaiso, Chile   Van Buren Hospital post 1906 earthquake In the sixteenth century, Valparaiso was a small village with a few hundred inhabitants. Despite this, it was the principal port of the Kingdom of Chile, where ships from Europe arrived after the long and dangerous passage around Cape Horn. In this port ships took…