“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine.
Location. 19° 25.869′ N, 99° 9.98′ W. Marker is in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México. The marker and monument are at the southeast portion of the traffic circle located
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.
at the intersection of Calle Río Tigris and Calle Río Sena. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México 06500, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of Venustiano Carranza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Pedro J. Méndez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Ignacio López Rayón (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Juan Antonio de la Fuente (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 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 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Cuauhtémoc.
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
Dr. Carlos Canseco González image. Click for full size.
3. Dr. Carlos Canseco González
to build the first Children's Hospital in Monterrey. In 1950 he co-founded the Monterrey Football 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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