Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Kingdom of Chile

  • The Van Buren Hospital in the history of Chile

    Carlos AstudilloValparaiso, Chile 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 on food and water. The village had…