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José Felipe Flores

José Felipe Flores, Guatemalan physician, naturalist and physicist (San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas State, Mexico 01 May 1751 – Madrid 20 June 1824)
Designed anatomical models of color wax that were mountable and collapsible (1787/1788) being possibly a world pioneer in this area

Reported a specific remedy against cancer using gecko flesh that was widely translated to French, English, Italian and German

Especifico nuevamente descubierto en el Reino de Guatemala para la curación radical del horrible mal de cancro (1781)
Worked on a method to conserve food by means of ethyl alcohol
Performed studies in optics and invented a lens
Constructed electric machines

Performed botanical collections in Guatemala sending material to Spain