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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.


  • S. Mazza, C. Udiano:
    Índices de infestación triatomínica y casos agudos de la enfermedad de Chagas em la Medieta. Departamento de San Pedro, Jujuy. MEPRA, 1940, 45: 135-146.
  • S. Mazza:
    La enfermedad de Chagas en la República Argentina.
    Memorias do Istituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 1949, 47: 273-257.
  • S. Mazza:
    Chagas diseases in the Argentine Republic. Memorias do Istituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, March-June 1949, 47 (1/2): 289-302.
  • S. Mazza:
    Infestación de Triatoma por Schizotrypanum cruzi y hallazgo de animales domésticos portadores del mismo en el sur de la Republica (Rio Negro y provincia de Buenos Aires). Nueva especie de Triatoma determinada en Rio Negro.
    MEPRA Publicación 26, 1-19.
  • S. Mazza and M. E. Jorg:
    Triatoma bruchi, nova species argentina de Triatominae (Hemiptera-Reduviidae).
    MEPRA Publicación 1944, 67, 3-11.
  • S. Mazza, R. Gajardo Tobar, M. E. Jorg:
    Mepraia novum genus de Triatomidae. Mepraia spinolai (Porter) 1933, nov. comb., redescripción del macho y descripción de la hembra.
    MEPRA Publicación 1940, 44, 3-30.

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