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Salud Colectiva

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Abstract

ROMERO, Lucía. Alfredo Lanari, a clinical research style. Salud Colectiva [online]. 2012, vol.8, n.1, pp. 69-80. ISSN 1851-8265.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652012000100007.

The institutionalization of clinical research in Argentina reached its point of greatest maturity with the creation, in 1957, of the Institute of Medical Investigations (Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas) of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the drive of the man who was its director for almost 20 years, Alfredo Lanari. In this paper I analyze the ways in which he generated a style of clinical research and a referential position in local medical field that allowed him to carry out said institutional realization. This achievement was the result of a personal enterprise and at the same time part of a larger context of transformations within the medical discipline world-wide and at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. This study was carried out combining oral and documentary sources, such as interviews with physicians at the Institute of Medical Investigations, members of the journal Medicina and of the Argentine Society of Clinical Investigation (Sociedad Argentina de Investigación Clínica), as well as academic files and scientific articles.

Keywords : History; 20th Century; Clinical Medicine; Biomedical Research; Argentina.

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