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LAVAL, Enrique. Historical notes on Infectious Diseases Hospital Francisco Javier Muñiz in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.4, pp. 468-472. ISSN 0716-1018.

The Infectious Diseases Hospital Francisco Javier Muñiz, Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the oldest in Latin America. It is over 100 years old and has a history worthy of pride. It became known as "Hospital of the pests" and was preceded by the old House of Insulation, which served as a quarantine station during epidemics of cholera, yellow fever and smallpox. The new House of Insulation, built in the neighborhood of Parque Patricios ("Barracks Hospital"), was renamed in 1904 in memory of Francisco Javier Muñiz, a former military doctor, naturalist and paleontologist. Its technical name is "Porteño Care Centre and National Reference Regional Infectious-Contagious Disease". It receives numerous national and foreign undergraduate and postgraduate students in its Departments of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Diseases.

Palabras clave : Hospital; infectious diseases; epidemics; fellows training.

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