“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands

Dr. Carlos Canseco González

Dr. Carlos Canseco González Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 26, 2015
1. Dr. Carlos Canseco González Marker
Rotary Internacional
El Sr. Guillermo Vázquez Fuentes y su esposa Triny
"Gobernatura del Centenario" 2004-2005
y el C.R. La Villa dona el busto en honor al
Dr. Carlos Canseco González
Promotor de la erradicación de la Poliomielitis en el mundo
Nombres y cargos de colaboradores del monumento

English translation:
Rotary International
Guillermo Vázquez Fuentes and his wife Triny
"Leadership of the Century" 2004-2005
and the Rotary Club La Villa donate this bust in honor of
Dr. Carlos Canseco González
Promoter of the eradication of Polio in the world
Names of collaborators to the monument

Erected 2006.
Location. 19° 25.869′ N, 99° 9.98′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The marker and monument are at the southeast portion of the traffic circle located at the intersection of Calle Río Tigris and Calle Río Sena.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan José de la Garza (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Francisco M. S. de Tagle (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Ramos Arizpe (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ramón Carmona
Dr. Carlos Canseco González Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 26, 2015
2. Dr. Carlos Canseco González Marker
Two additional markers on the sides of the monument honor additional collaborators to the monument and its construction.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hermenegildo Galeana (approx. half a kilometer away); Monument to Mexican Independence (approx. half a kilometer away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (approx. half a kilometer away); José Eduardo de Cárdenas (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding Dr. Carlos Canseco González. Dr. Carlos Canseco González (b. March 17, 1921 in Tampico, Mexico - d. January 14, 2009 Monterrey, Mexico) was a Mexican physician and philanthropist. In January 2002 he was honored as one of the "Public Health Heroes of the Americas" by the Pan American Health Organization. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a doctorate in medicine and specialized in allergology (the study of allergies) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and in clinical immunology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. After returning to Mexico he taught the first course in allergology at the University of Nuevo León (UANL) and raised money to build the first Children's Hospital in Monterrey. In 1950 he co-founded the Monterrey Football
Dr. Carlos Canseco González image. Click for full size.
3. Dr. Carlos Canseco González
Club and joined Rotary International, a philanthropic organization he chaired worldwide in 1984. As president of Rotary he launched an international campaign to eradicate polio. At that time there were still thousands of cases worldwide of polio. In 1982 he co-developed, together with the Albert Sabin (the creator of the oral polio vaccine), an aerosol vaccination for measles. Dr. Canseco served as Nuevo León's state secretary of health and received honorary degrees from several universities. On October 7, 2004 he received the Belisario Domínguez Medal from the Mexican Senate. Dr. Canseco died on January 14, 2009 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, leaving a legacy of knowledge and development. The last case of polio in Mexico was recorded in 1990.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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