Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Dr. Manuel Avalos y Porras
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
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