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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras

1701-1775

 
 
Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
1. Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras Marker
Inscription. Hijo ilustre de esta ciudad, demostró prácticamente en el Hospital Real de Santiago y por vez primera en América, la circulación de la sangre. Año 1744. Homenaje de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Octubre 1971.

English translation:
Illustrious son of this city, he demonstrated practically, in the Royal Hospital of Santiago and for the first time in the Americas, the circulation of the blood. Year 1744. Tribute from the San Carlos University of Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, October 1971.
 
Erected 1971 by University of San Carlos of Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 33.446′ N, 90° 43.859′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on 4ta Calle Poniente, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: No. 22 4ta Calle Poniente, Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friar Ignacio Barnoya (a few steps from this marker); Santiago Hospital and Francisco Marroquín (a few steps from this marker); Doña Maria Gordillo de Duran (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Oscar Asensio del Valle
Wide view of the Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
2. Wide view of the Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras Marker
The marker is to right of the door near the "Casa de Ron" sign.
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón (about 150 meters away); The University of San Carlos (about 210 meters away); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (about 210 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras. Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras is often referred to as the "Harvey of the Americas", referencing the Englishman Harvey who is generally credited with discovering the circulation of the blood.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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