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The Faculty of Medicine: trajectory and contributions of its departments

Within the framework of the 7th Health Sciences Book Fair 2022, Dr. Martha Eugenia Rodríguez Pérez, Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine (DHyFM), coordinated the presentation of the book The Faculty of Medicine: trajectory and contributions of its departmentsand mentioned that the narrative “practically begins in 1956, it also tells the story for that, but it is especially this year when the departmental structure of the Faculty is created, because previously they were called class heads, then laboratory heads. and , beginning in 1956, department heads, who are the ones who made this book possible”.

Dr. Guillermo Fajardo Ortiz, an academic of the DHyFM, emphasized that “the work consists of 14 chapters that refer to the 14 departments that make up the UNAM School of Medicine. Here they will discover the origin and evolution of each one, so that it is an institutional history where they talk about their teaching and the research that is always avant-garde, based on written sources from the Historical Archive of the Faculty”.

Dr. Omar F. Carrasco Ortega, Head of the Department of Pharmacology, said that “this book is a window to memories, it is a reminder that all departments are united by something, it is proof of the long academic work of our Faculty and , above all a recognition of his legacy”.

Finally, Dr. Guadalupe S. García de la Torre, Head of the Department of Public Health, talked about how it came about, what it had to go through to become what it is today, as well as the bosses it had.

Vicky Enrimar

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