Daniel Alcides Carrión
|Daniel Alcides Carrión García|
Daniel Alcides Carrión García|
Daniel Alcides Carrión García
August 12, 1857|
Cerro de Pasco, Peru
October 5, 1885 (aged 28)|
|Known for||Carrion's disease, Oroya fever|
Daniel Alcides Carrión García (August 12 1857 – October 5 1885†) was a Peruvian medical student after whom Carrion's disease is named. 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. He was inoculated by close friends with blood from a wart between the eyes of 14 year old boy. His aim was to prove a link between the acute blood stage of Oroya fever with that of the later chronic form of the disease Verruga Peruana typified by numerous red wart-like dermal nodules. Neither the cause nor mode of transmission of Oroya fever was then known and, furthermore, the relationship between the acute and chronic forms of the disease was not proven. After his death from the disease, his friend was arrested and tried for murder.
Daniel Alcides Carrión is buried in a mausoleum on the premises of the National Hospital Dos de mayo in Lima.
Named in his honour
- The Daniel Alcides Carrión Province in the Pasco Region.
- October 5 Day of Peruvian Medicine (Spanish: Día de la medicina Peruana).
- The National University Universidad Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrion in Cerro de Pasco.
- Tha National Hospital Hospital Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrión in El Callao.
- The Estadio Daniel Alcides Carrión Stadium in the city of Cerro de Pasco.
- ↑ http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-researchers-who-experimented-on-themselves.php
- ↑ (Spanish) Department of of Health / History of Dos de Mayo Hospital
- ↑ (Spanish) Department of Health (Ministerio de Salud)
- ↑ (Spanish) Official website of the National University Universidad Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrion
- Daniel Alcides Carrión, short biography on whonamedit.com.
- (Spanish) Gregorio Delgado García and Ana M. Delgado Rodríguez, Daniel Alcides Carrión y su aporte al conocimiento clínico de la fiebre de la Oroya y verruga peruana, Cuaderno de Historia, No. 80, 1995. First presented at I Congreso Nacional de Historia de la Ciencia y la Técnica. Havana, November 15, 1994.