2012, Number 3
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ABSTRACTObjective: To narrate the life and endeavor of René Favaloro.
Design: Historical assay.
Setting: Research Department, School of Medicine.
Result: René Favaloro was born in the city of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 14, 1923. Of humble origins, but through persistent effort, passion and honesty, he was able to enter Universidad de La Plata, to the School of Medical Sciences, where he graduated in 1949. After a couple of years, he traveled to the United States of America, where his activity would be addressed to myocardial revascularization surgery; he developed a technique that revolutionized his times and is still used nowadays, he dedicated his life to the service and teaching of medicine, he was a great human being, caring for the next, and left as legacy the Favaloro Foundation. He died tragically on July 29, 2000, leaving an example of always giving his best and being of service. In this writing, we describe some important aspects of his life, his medical contributions, and his tragic end.
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