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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — Central America
 

Juan José Ortega

 
 
Juan José Ortega Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
1. Juan José Ortega Marker
Inscription.  
La Municipalidad
de Quezaltenango
al ilustre
Doctor
Juan José Ortega
en el
Primer centenario
de su nacimiento.
7 de noviembre de 1958.

English translation:
The Municipality of Quetzaltenango
to the illustrious
Doctor Juan José Ortega
on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
November 7, 1958

 
Erected 1958 by La Municipalidad de Quezaltenango.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is November 7, 1958.
 
Location. 14° 50.148′ N, 91° 31.127′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango. Marker is on 13a Avenida just south of 3a Calle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3-53 13a Avenida, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The German School of Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Rafael Landívar University (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango (about 150 meters away);
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Site of the Discovery of the Virgin of Sorrows (about 180 meters away); Jesús Castillo (about 180 meters away); The Quetzaltenango City Hall (about 180 meters away); Osmundo Arriola (about 210 meters away); La Exposición Artesanal e Industrial (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quetzaltenango.
 
Regarding Juan José Ortega. Juan José Ortega was an eminent Guatemalan doctor, director of the Guatemala City General Hospital for many years. He is remembered as one of the first to experiment with X-rays in Guatemala, not long after Roentgen's initial discovery in 1895.
 
Juan José Ortega Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
2. Juan José Ortega Marker
The marker is to the left of the smaller "Hotel Los Olivos" sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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