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Castellanos Gonzalez brothers

Agustín Walfredo Castellanos Gonzalez, Cuban pediatrician and cardiologist (La Habana 12 September 1902 –Miami 07 December 2000)

From Chinese and Mexican descent

Authored 335 papers and monographs

Created intravenous angiocardiography or radio opaque angiography (1937)

With R. Pereira Valdés & A. Garcia López. La angio-cardiografia radio-opaca. Arch. Soc. Est. Clin. 523:31, 1937  
 

Performed the first retrograde dye injection into aorta (chest retrograde aortography) and developed an automatic apparatus for rapid injection of the dye

With R. Pereira Valdés & A. Garcia López. L’angiocardiographie chez l’enfant. Presse Med. 46:1474, 1938    
 
With R. Pereira developed lower and upper cavographies

Proposed quantified angiography (1939)

Described a new radiological sign for diagnosing aorta coarctation

With R. Pereira. Un nuevo signo radiológico indirecto en el diagnostico de la coarctación de  la aorta por la arteriografia retrograda superior (1946)

With Pereira Valdés introduced new technical terms

With R. Pereira & A.V. Pausa. On a special automatic device for angiocardiography. Bol. Soc. Cuban. Pediatr. 10:209, 1938

Co-developed Demand pacemaker or VVI pacemaker and AV sequential pacemaker 

HONORS

Medicine & Physiology Nobel Prize nominee (1956, 1959 & 1960) 
 
His brother, Israel Castellanos Gonzalez, coroner, anthropologist, criminologist, psychiatrist and folklorist (La Habana 24 November 1891- Puerto Rico January 1977)

Authored over 1000 works

Created and named clinical dactiloscopy

Invented ganometer for measuring hand flexion

Improved anthropological/anthropometric devices

Coined the term podoscopy

SOME BIBLIOGRAPHY

Estigmas atavicos em dermopapiloscopia (1955)

La identificación dactiloscopica de los cadaveres (1935)

El pelo de las razas de Cuba (1929)

Los estigmas somaticos de la degeneración. Su apreciación en las razas de color (1927)

Sobre una variedad de foseta occipital. Vida Nueva 7(9):200-3, 1915

Anomalias dentarias en el loco, en el criminal y en el normal. Gac. Med. Sur 32:289-92, 1914

Las bocas simiescas (1914)

La mandibula del criminal (1914)

Anomalia atávica en el occipital de un criminal cubano. Vida Nueva 6(9):225, 1914

Estudio antropologico del maxilar

HONORS

Lombroso Medal