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Juan Manuel Iturbe

Juan Manuel Iturbe Bescanza, Venezuelan parasitologist, microbiologist and tropical physician (Guanare, Portuguesa State 24 July 1883 – Caracas 18 February 1962)

With Eudoro Gonzalez authored works with international resonance in 1916 such as

Performed in vitro cultivation of Plasmodium vivax (1916)

Studied birds paludism (1916)

Discovered Trypanosoma lineatus (1916)

Discovered the intermediate host of bilharziasis and leishmaniasis in Venezuela


Nocht Medal, Tropical Institute of Hamburg (1930)