Jose Maria Mainetti
Argentines of Italian descent
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Jose Maria Mainetti was an Argentine physician, surgeon and oncologist.
Mainetti was born in Hinojo, Buenos Aires. He spent most of his childhood and youth in La Plata, were his family moved in 1911. He finished his medicine studies in 1932. Since 1940 he started working also as a professor at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
In 1969 he created the Fundacion para el Progreso ("Foundation for Progress") which later became Fundacion Dr. Jose Maria Mainetti, and in 1971 the Escuela de Oncologia (Oncology School). In 1986 he started the Centro Oncologico de Excelencia teaching, research, diagnosis and attention centre against cancer, and in 1993 the Instituto de Trasplante de Medula Osea (Bone Marrow Transplant Institute)
Fundacion Dr. Jose Maria Mainetti
On his death
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