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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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VARGAS SANABRIA, Maikel  and  SOLANO CALDERON, Leslie. El Pionero de la Médicina Legal en Costa Rica. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.1, pp.7-15. ISSN 2215-5287.

In this paper we present a biography of Alfonso Acosta Guzmán, M.D. He was a costarican physician who studied in Germany at the beginning of the last century. He also was the pioneer of the Forensic Medicine in our country and was a recognized professional in many others fields of medical sciences. He had a lot of ethical qualities and was a visionary of the future of the Legal Medicine in our country. He fighted to build the structure of one of the most prestigious centers of Forensic Medicine in Latin America, the Costa Rican Department of Legal Medicine.

Keywords : Alfonso Acosta Guzmán, M. D; history of Forensic Medicin in Costa Rica; Medicatura Forense; Organismo Médico Forense; Department of Legal Medicin; Forensic Sciences; Legal Medicine in Costa Rica.

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