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ESCOBEDO y AGUILAR, Pedro Jose Aleantara, Mexican physician, born at Queretaro, 19 October. 1798" died in Jalapa, 28 January 1844. He was graduated at the University of Mexico, and studied medicine there at the National school of surgery, and at the San Andres hospital, He was one of the founders of the Academy of practical medicine, and occupied the special chair of surgery there in 1826'8. In 1832 he joined the medical staff of the military canton established at Jalapa, and rendered valuable services. In 1833 he returned to the capital, and was appointed professor of surgery at the College of medical sciences, and was afterward it's vice director. In 1844 he labored to improve the institution trader his direction, established boards of health, and, with a credit that he obtained from the government, facilitated the printing of the "Farmacopea Mexicana." He spent his salary in books and instruments for the College of medicine, in which he took great interest. Dr. Eseobedo was for some time in congress, and was a member of learned societies in Mexico and Europe. He was the author of many treatises mid articles on medicine.
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