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JIMENEZ, Hassel Jimmy et al. Bartolomé Coronel: Rescue from oblivion with memory. One of the first children´s doctors of Paraguayan Medicine. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2021, vol.54, n.2, pp.159-165. ISSN 1816-8949.

Life story systematization requires a rigorous selection of information from various sources. This brief qualitative study uses the biographical method and its objective is to describe the figure of Bartolomé Coronel. Considered one of the first children doctors and his contribution to Asuncion society at the beginning of the 20th century, who died in the Bubonic plague pandemic, in 1911. Various sources are taken: from the profile made by the distinguished educator Celsa Speratti de Garcete, family letters, details of her biography provided by a familiar, speeches allusive to the subject of study and other texts that allow a collective view of him. In conclusion, the current context of Covid19 and the Bubonic plague in the past present the same risk and scarce biosecurity measures taked despite the advancement of science and medicine in our days. The figure of Dr. Bartolomé Coronel presents a wealth of nuances and deserves to be rescued with the memory of oblivion.

Palavras-chave : pandemic; children's doctor; qualitative study; biographical method; bubonic plague..

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