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Gaspar Marcano

Gaspar Marcano Echenique, Venezuelan physician and anthropologist (Caracas 01 April 1850 –Paris, France 16 January 1910)
Brother of scientist Vicente Marcano
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
Performed a study about leprosy that was awarded by Academie de Medecine de Paris 
 
Invented hemostereometer, a device for measuring blood sedimentation
 
Developed Marcano solution or fluid for counting blood red cells
 
Collected an important showcase of cranes and skeletons (today in Musee de Homme at Paris)
 

MEMBERSHIP/HONORS  

First Foreigner to occupy an official position in Faculté de Medecine de Paris (1878)

Honorary Member, Societé Anatomique de Paris

Bronze Medal, French Public Assistence