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Pathophysiologist , endocrine scientist

Luis Fernández Vargas, Chilean endocrine scientist, pathophysiologist. Recipient Silver medallion, Bolivia, 1977, Pope's decoration San Silvestre Pope, 1981, Gold Hagedorn medal Nordisk-L American Diabetic Association, 1986, National Science award, 1985.


Vargas, Luis Fernández was born on June 10, 1912 in Santiago, Chile. Son of Luis Vargas Salcedo and Sara Fernández Pradel.


Bachellor, Liceo Aleman, Santiago, Chile, 1930. Doctor of Medicine, University Chile, 1937. Dr science honoris causa, Pontifical Catholic, Santiago, 1988.


Assistant histology School of Medicine Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago, 1933-1937, professor pathological physiological school medicine, 1943-1970, professor biology faculty biological science, 1970-1988, active honorary member, 1988, dean faculty of biological science, 1973-1982, director school medicine, 1949-1955. Chief assistant New Hampshire Service Institute Experimental Medicine, 1938-1941. Visiting researcher Carnegie Institute Washington, Baltimore, 1941-1943.

Visiting researcher biochemistry Cambridge (England) University, 1959-1960. Visiting professor department anatomy University Illinois, Chicago, 1966-1967.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Stress, 1977. Co-editor: (book) Stress, Health, Work, 1983, Physiology Basis Medicine, 1986. Contributor 168 articles on science tumorigenesis stress biological to professional publications.


Fellow American Association Anatomists, Latin America Association Physiology, International Society Reserve Reproduction, 3d World Academy of Sciences (Trieste, Italy). Member American Medical Association, National Academy of Sciences (forreing Buenos Aires 1987), Latin America Diabetic Association (representative Chile since 1970), Biological Society Chile (president 1965-1967), Chilean Academy of Sciences (president 1985-1991), Institute Chile (president 1989-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Painting, tennis.


Married María Elena Saavedra, April 23, 1938. Children: Luis, Patricia, Loreto, Paulina.

Luis Vargas Salcedo

Sara Fernández Pradel

María Elena Saavedra

Luis Vargas

Patricia Vargas

Loreto Vargas

Paulina Vargas