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Eduardo Braun-Menendez

Eduardo Braun-Menendez was a noted Chilean-Argentine physiologist.

At the Institute, Braun-Menendez became a research leader in cardiovascular physiology in 1935, and served as a senior lecturer and teaching assistant in the same area until 1946. He directed the Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine until 1946 and was also the head of electrocardiography and physiotherapy at the Municipal Institute of Radiology and Physiotherapy of Buenos Aires. In 1955, he returned to the Chair of Houssay at the Institute of Physiology, as a Professor. In addition, he was part of the National Academy of Medicine and was honored with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of California and the University of Brazil. In addition, he was vice president of the Argentine Society of Biology and secretary of the Argentine Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He received the National Award for Science twice.

Braun-Menendez also helped to create the important scientific journal Ciencia y Investigacion which published its first issue in 1945 and was directed by him until 1959, when he died. Another of his initiatives was the Acta Physiologica Latinoamericana, a publication written in multiple languages for the publication of the work of Latin American physiologists.

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