Evaluación ética de la autoexperimentación de Daniel A. Carrión y su perfil de personalidad

Anales de la Facultad de Medicina 01/2003; 64(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Daniel Alcides Carrion's experiment was a landmark in the history of Peruvian medicine, with much controversy, but perhaps the main topic of discussion is the cause of Carrion's death. An objective fact has passed unnoticed in the last hours of the experiment: the administration of intravenous injections of phenic acid. In 1884, this was a therapy proposed for anthrax treatment in Peru. The doctors' medical decision during Carrion's agony probably did not consider giving blood transfusions to Carrion in order to experiment with this new treatment. They probably thought to repeat with bartonellosis the success described with phenic acid injections in a patient with anthrax, unaware of the now proven toxicity of phenic acid. The event precipitating Carrion's death was probably phenic acid intoxication in a patient with bartonellosis in the anemic phase.
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    ABSTRACT: This article deals with the organization of the Grand Lodge of Peru, founded in 1882. Using Masonic publications and sources, it aims to establish the dynamics of its local lodges and to assess the character of Masonic activity in Peru at the end of the 19th century. Finally, it examines the political positioning of the Masonic leadership and its performance in the national political scene where it challenged Catholic exclusivity.Este artículo presenta un análisis de la organización de la Gran Logia del Perú, fundada en 1882. A partir de las fuentes masónicas, se busca establecer la dinámica de cada logia y el carácter del accionar masónico. Finalmente, se examinan las actitudes políticas que fomentaron sus dirigentes y su actuación en la escena nacional donde desafiaron al exclusivismo católico.
    Revista de Indias 08/2010; 70(249). DOI:10.3989/revindias.2010.013


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