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Enrique Tornu

Enrique Tornu was an Argentine physician and hygienist.

Tornu was a pioneer of tuberculosis treatment in Argentina, being later infected with tuberculosis himself. He suggested therapy guidelines and recommended the opening of dedicated sanatoria and traveled extensively through Cordoba highlands to identify adequate locations. On May 11, 1901 he co-founded the Liga Argentina contra la Tuberculosis (Argentine League against Tuberculosis).

Enrique Tornu committed suicide in 1901, after contracting tuberculosis.

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