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Pedro Escobedo in Municipality of Pedro Escobedo, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Pedro Escobedo

 
 
Pedro Escobedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
1. Pedro Escobedo Marker
Inscription.

Al ilustre
Dr. Pedro Escobedo
Octubre de 1984

Decreto
El C. Francisco G. de Cosio, Gobernador Constitucional del Estado Libre y Soberano de Queretaro Arteaga, a todos sus habitantes sabed que:
El Congreso del Estado de Queretaro Arteaga ha tenido a bien decretar lo que sigue:
Para honrar la memoria del ilustre sabio que retano, Dr. Pedro Escobedo, fundador de la Escuela de Medicina de Mexico, el pueblo de Arroyo Seco, perteneciente al Distrito de San Juan del Rio, llevara en lo sucesivo el nombre de “Pedro Escobedo”
Mayo 13 de 1904

English translation:
To the illustrious
Dr. Pedro Escobedo
October 1984

Decree
C. Francisco G. de Cosio, Constitutional Governor of the Free and Sovereign State of Querétaro Arteaga, to all its inhabitants be it known that:
The Congress of the State of Querétaro Arteaga has decreed the following:
To honor the memory of the illustrious scholar, Dr. Pedro Escobedo, founder of the Medical School of Mexico, the town of Arroyo Seco, belonging to the District of San Juan del Río, will henceforth be called "Pedro Escobedo"
May 13, 1904

 
Location. 20° 30.138′ N, 100° 8.677′ W. Marker is in Pedro
Pedro Escobedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
2. Pedro Escobedo Marker
Escobedo, Querétaro, in Municipality of Pedro Escobedo. Marker can be reached from Avenida Panamericana just west of Vicente Guerrero, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and statue are in a small plaza just west of the Parish Church of Santa María de Guadalupe. Marker is in this post office area: Pedro Escobedo, Querétaro 76700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Trinidad Natural Protected Area (approx. 18.9 kilometers away); The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec (approx. 19.3 kilometers away); The Legend of Jesús de la Portería (approx. 19.5 kilometers away); The Mexican Constitution of 1917 (approx. 19.7 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 19.7 kilometers away); Introduction of Electricity to Huimilpan (approx. 19.7 kilometers away); To the Founders of San Juan del Río (approx. 19.9 kilometers away); The Royal Inland Road in San Juan del Río (approx. 20.2 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Pedro Escobedo. Doctor Pedro Escobedo, founder of the Medical School of Mexico, was born in Querétaro on October 19, 1798. Although poor, his parents enrolled him into the San Francisco Javier school as an external student. There he demonstrated his exceptional talent. He went from there to Mexico City to the Academy of Surgery to obtain the title of
Pedro Escobedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
3. Pedro Escobedo Marker
The statue of Escobedo shows him holding a scalpel in allusion to his founding of the Medical School of Mexico.
surgeon and at the Hospital of San Andrés to achieve that of doctor. He practiced as a surgeon at only 20 years of age and as a doctor in 1822, immediately obtaining the position of Senior Practitioner of the hospital itself. In 1824 the political climate caused the closure of the Academy of Surgery. For the next two years Pedro Escobedo worked to create the new School of Medicine. Two events made it possible: his friendship with Mr. Valentín Gómez Farías and the fact that he saved the wife of General Antonio López de Santa Ana from serious illness. Soon after, his great project was completed in 1836, when the School of Medicine and Surgery opened in the Convent of the Bethlemitas. In 1841, the illustrious doctor, associated with other noble professionals, bought the palace of the Holy Inquisition to locate his school there. It operated there for more than a century before being transferred later to the beautiful University City. As a reward for his great merit he was named a member of the Medical Academies of Madrid and Paris; member of the Lancasteriana Company of Literature of San Juan Letrán and of the Mexican Athenaeum, as well as of a countless number of other associations.

In 1842 he suffered the loss of his only daughter and was never able to recover from the affliction that this caused him. He moved to Jalapa where, months later, on Sunday, January 26, 1844, he
Pedro Escobedo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
4. Pedro Escobedo Marker
The church of the Parish of Santa María Guadalupe can be seen in the background in this view to the east.
died. His corpse was taken to Mexico to be buried with the corresponding honors.

On May 13, 1904, the State Congress of Querétaro decided to honor the memory of the illustrious Queretano Pedro Alcántara Escobedo y Aguilar, naming the town of Arroyo Seco, belonging to the District of San Juan del Río, as Pedro Escobedo.


Translated from eloficiodehistoriar.com.mx by José Félix Zavala
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
The nearby church of the Parish of Santa María de Guadalupe of Pedro Escobedo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
5. The nearby church of the Parish of Santa María de Guadalupe of Pedro Escobedo
Interior of the Parish of Santa María de Guadalupe of Pedro Escobedo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 24, 2018
6. Interior of the Parish of Santa María de Guadalupe of Pedro Escobedo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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