Daniel Alcides Carrion

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Carrión studied at the “Facultad de Medicina de San Fernando” in Lima. He described the Carrion's disease. He described the disease in the course of what proved to be a fatal experiment upon himself in 1885, in order to demonstrate definitively the cause of the illness. In 1991 the Peruvian government announced a law, declaring Daniel Alcides Carrión Garcia to be a "National Hero".


- W.F.Bynum and Helen Bynum, Dictionary of medical biography, Greenwood Press, Westport (CT) 2007, vol. 2, p. 311.

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