Rudolfo Robles Valverde
Guatemalan physician, 1878-1939
Biography of Rudolfo Robles Valverde
Rodolfo Robles Valverde (1878-1939) was born in Guantemala and obtained his medical degree in Paris in 1900. Upon his return, the chief of gynecology and the professor of anatomy in Guantemala. His study on patients with river blindness led to the discovery that the disease is caused by filaria volvulus. The Hospital Rudolfo Robles in Xela is named in his honour.
What is an eponym?
An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus
any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.
What is Whonamedit?
Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.
It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person,
with a biography of that person.
Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only.
No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically,
therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be
affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.