Carlos Finlay

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Birthday
3, 1833
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Aug 20, 1915 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1833
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Aug 20, 1915 (81)

About

Cuban physician who pioneered the study of yellow fever in the late nineteenth century. In 2013 he was awarded a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.

Before Fame

He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1855 and went on to study in Havana and Paris before opening his own practice in Havana.

Trivia

He was nominated seven times for a Nobel prize, but never won, however UNESCO named a prize for microbiology in his honor.

Family Life

He married Adela Shine in 1865 and they had three children.

Associated With

He developed a hypothesis regarding the role of mosquitoes in the spread of yellow fever that was not proven until twenty years later by Walter Reed.