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Carlos Juan Finlay

Carlos Juan Finlay y Barres, Cuban microbiologist and epidemiologist (Camaguey 03 December 1833 – La Habana 19 August 1915)

From Scottish father and French ancestry mother
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
Authored 187 articles
 

Determined hydric origin of cholera (1873) independently from Snow researches  

Transmisión del colera por medio de las aguas corrientes cargadas de princípios específicos. An. Acad. Cien. Habana 10:159-170, 1873
 

Developed a new method for extraction of cataract

Consideraciones generals sobre la extracción de catarata y descripción de um nuevo método operatório. Anal. Acad. Cien. Med. Fis. Nat. La Habana 12:285-66, 1875-6

 

Identified Aedes aegypti as etiological vector of yellow fever

El mosquito hipoteticamente considerado como agente de transmisión de La fiebre amarilla. An. Acad. Cien. Habana 18:147-169, 1881
 
Conceived a practical method for infant tetanus proposing aseptic package for treatment of umbilical cord (1903)

A plausible method of vaccination against yellow fever. Philadelphia Med. J.


Proposed criteria about the leukocytes function in cellular nourishment and in the formation of toxins, lysines and antibodies (1904)


Enunciated his ideas about gravitation

Nueva teoria da gravitación. Anales Real Acad. Cien. Med. Fis. Nat. La Habana 11:429-41, 1874

Nota adicional a la Nueva teoria da gravitación. Anales Real Acad. Cien. Med. Fis. Nat. La Habana 11:469-75, 1874

 

 
HONORS
Mary Kingsley Medal, School of Tropical Medicine, London (1907)
Genus Finlaya Theobald 1903 (Diptera)
Medicine and Physiology Nobel Prize nominee for 7 times (1905, 1906, 1907, 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915)