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Hernán Alessandri Rodríguez

Hernán Alessandri Rodríguez, Chilean surgeon (Santiago 07 April 1900 - Santiago 23 April 1982) 
Brother of former president Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez

Proposed with H. Ducci improvements in Bodansky technique of alkaline phosphatase.
Published more than 200 scientific papers, between them Treatment of acute hepatitis with cortisone and antibiotics in Gastroenterology 29(3): 381-390, 1955 with Hector Ducci Claro and Ricardo Katz Ugarte. This paper was regarded as year golden paper by publishers of Gastroenterology review.

With H. Ducci & J. Millán. La prueba del benzoato de sodio en el estudio de la insuficiencia hepatica. Rev. Med. Chile 68:873, 1940. 
With R. Etcheverry, A. Nijamkin & C. Guzmán. Resultados immediatos y tardios de la esplenectomia en algumas esplenopatías. Acta Medica Scandinavica. 139 S259:231, 1951. 
With H. Ducci, W. Roeschmann, R. Katz, A. Spoerer & L. Toriello. Thromboembolic disease: anticoagulant therapy. Rev. Med. Chile 81(3):134-142, 1953. 
With R. Katz &H. Ducci. Influence of cortisone and prednisolone on hyperbilirubinemia. J. Clin. Invest. 36(9): 1370-4, 1957. 
With G. Dussaillant & G. Gómez. The normal kinetics of the right atrium and great veins. Hyperkinetic pattern in tricuspid stenosis and other conditions hindering emptying: an electrokymographic study. Acta Cardiol. 12(6):569-87, 1957. 
Recurrent digestive hemorrhage caused by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease). Rev. Med. Chile 86:178, 1958. 
With G. Maturana. Breve nota sobre un nuevo caso de distomatosis hepatica complicado con empiema vesicular. Boletín Chileno de Parasitologia 14(2); 38, 1959.
With J. Allamand, G. Dussaillant, E. Moya, W. Sunkel, R. Carrasco & R. Hurtado. Myxo- 
ma of the right auricle with tricuspid obstruction. Surgical treatment. Rev. Med. Chile 88:209-14, 1960. 
With R. Katz, M. Velasco & J. Klinger. Corticosteroids in the treatment of acute hepatitis in coma. Gastroenterology 42:258-65, 1962. 
With R. Katz, M. Velasco & C. Guzmán. Red cell survival estimated by radioactive chromium in hepatobiliary disease. Gastroenterology 46:399-404, 1964. 


Honorary Member, American College of Physicians (1968). The first Latin American person to receive such a distinction

Honorary Member, Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology

Correspondent Member, New York Academy of Medicine

Correspondent Member, Societé Nationale Française de Gastroenterologie

LINKS (biobibliography in Spanish)