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Salvador Mazza

Born 1886
Died 1946

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Argentine physician, born 1886, Rauch, Buenos Aires, Argentina; died 1946, Mexico.

Biography of Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza was the son of immigrants from Italy. He graduated in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at Buenos Aires in 1903 and from 1910 he was a bacteriologist with the National Department of Hygiene, now called the Ministry of Health. During the 1920s Mazza visited Europe several times and worked with Charles Nicolle (1866-1936), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1928 for his "for his work on typhus". It was also in the 1920s Mazza did his important work on Chagas' disease. During the 1930s he headed the Mision de Estudios de Patologia Regional Argentina (MEPRA). He died in Mexico in 1946.

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