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Alberto Hurtado Abadía

Alberto Hurtado Abadía, Peruvian physiologist (Lima 29 August 1901 – Lima 01 November 1983)
 
 
Authored over 300 works
 
First described high altitude acute pulmonary edema known (HAPE or Hurtado disease) in Physiological and Pathological Aspects of Life at High Altitudes (1937)
 
Pointed out that hypoventilation of one suffering sickness mountain was due to a minor sensibility of respiratory center to carbon dioxide   
 
With H. Aste Salazar showed a minor affinity of hemoglobin to oxygen in hypoxic environment (1944)
 
 

HONORS

Houssay Prize, OAS (1972)