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Salvador Gonzalez Herrejon

Rafael Salvador Gonzalez Herrejón, Mexican dermatologist (Morelia, Michoacán State 04 December 1893 – San Jose de Costa Rica January 1965)



Demonstrated that pinta disease was a general and microbial–origin disease (1926-7)


With León Blanco & Perrín identified Treponema carateum that causes pinta


Improved the technique of curing tinea employing thallium acetate (1918-9) with international acceptance


Proved that the vitiligo was caused by a protozoa named Treponema pintoi