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ZAMBRANA, Rambn (thahm-brah'-nah). Cuban physician, born in Havana in 1817: died there in 1866. He studied medicine in the university of his native city, where he was graduated as licentiate in surgery in 1839, in 1843 as licentiate in medicine, and in 1846 as doctor. He filled successively in the University of Havana and the San Carlos seminary the chairs of chemistry, natural philosophy, anatomy, physiology, legal medicine, and toxicology. He was a member of several scientific and literary bodies, one of the founders of the Academy of medicine and natural sciences of Havana, and, took part in several scientific commissions. He divided his time between the duties of his profession, his chair in the university, and literary and scientific pursuits. In 1841 he founded the " Repertorio Medico Habanere," the first publication of its kind in Cuba, and in 1848 he founded the " Repertorio de Medicina Farmacia y Ciencias Naturales." He published "Prontuario Mddico Quirfirgico" (Havana, 1850) ; "Re-vista Medica de la Isla de Cuba" (1851)" "Obras Literarias y Cientificas" (1858); " Diversas epocas de la poesia en Cuba" (1861); " Tratado de Historia Natural" (1863); "Mis Creencias "(1864); "Trabajos Acaddmicos" (1865): and "Soliloquio" (1686). Dr. Zambrana left a manuscript history of philosophy, which has)lever been published.
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