2020, Number 1
Rev Méd Electrón 2020; 42 (1)
Amigo CP, Rodríguez DM, Pestana LY, Afonso LJA, Castañeda GC, Amigo RPA
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ABSTRACTDoctor and professor Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras is one of the figures who exceled in the orthopedic and pedagogical sciences from the first moments after the triumph of the Revolution. The aim of this historic work is to sustain why the illustrious professor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras is considered the father of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Cuba in the context of his 85th anniversary. The authors review his biographical data and his main contributions as doctor, professor, scientist, and executive, all this activities endorsed by more than five decades entirely devoted to the medical and pedagogic sciences. The study of this personality is promoted with the purpose of assessing his work in benefit of Cuban society and his contribution to the development of Medicine, especially to universal Orthopedics and Traumatology.