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César A. Mena Collection

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Historia de la medicina en Cuba



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César A. Mena Collection, 1914-1991 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Esperanza de Varona and Myriam de la Rocha November, 1993. Updated by María R. Estorino, October 2003.

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Collection Overview

Title: César A. Mena Collection, 1914-1991Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0357

Creator: Mena, Cesar A.

Extent: 3.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

The César A. Mena Collection is organized into two series.

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The César A. Mena Collection contains the documentation and research notes used by Dr. César A. Mena Serra to write his work Historia de la medicina en Cuba (History of Medicine in Cuba), which was published in two volumes by Ediciones Universal in Miami, Florida. The first volume, Hospitales y centros benéficos en Cuba colonial (Hospitals and charity centers in colonial Cuba), was published in 1992, and the second volume, Ejercicios y enseñanzas de las ciencias médicas en la época colonial (Exercises and teachings of the medical sciences in colonial Cuba), was published in 1993. Dr. Armando F. Cobelo was co-author of these works.

This collection also contains the galley proofs and illustrations of volumes one and two; the original manuscript of volume two; and an invitation to the presentation of the volume one in March 1992.

Biographical Note

César A. Mena Serra was born in Güines, province of La Habana, Cuba, in 1914. He graduated from the University of Havana with degrees in medicine and dentistry. Dr. Mena was a professor of pharmacology and physiology, of the School of Dentistry at the University of Havana until 1959. When Castro seized power in Cuba, Dr. Mena left to Miami as an exile.

Dr. Mena was a founding member of the Cuban Society of the Medical History, member of the American Society of Medicine, the Society of Medical History in Venezuela, and member of the American Academy of the History of Dentistry. He served for four terms as secretary of Retiro Odontológico in Exile. Dr. Mena was the executive director of dental services for Miami-Dade County’s health department until his retirement in 1991.

Dr. Mena has published articles in many scientific journals of Latin America and the United States. He is the author of several books: Historia de los dentistas que lucharon en las Guerras de la Independencia (History of the dentists who fought in Cuban Independence Wars); Historia de la odontología en Cuba, 1492 1980 (History of Dentistry in Cuba 1492 1980); Historia de la medicina en Cuba (History of the Medicine in Cuba; and Santa Apolonia: Patrona dental (Saint Apolonia: Dental Patron).

Subject/Index Terms

Dentists - Cuba
Mena Serra, César A.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.50 linear ft. (3 boxes)

Access Restrictions: This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of César Mena, 1993.

Preferred Citation: César A. Mena Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information:

Esperanza de Varona and Myriam de la Rocha November, 1993. Updated by María R. Estorino, October 2003. Encoded by: Giselle Fernandez, October 2003

Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions to the collection-level record made by Beata Bergen, June 2009. Container list added from legacy PDF container list, February 2014.


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Series 1: Research PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cuban Physicians, 1878, 1880-1881Add to your cart.
Folder 2: HavanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Other CitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Cuban Dentists, 1842-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cuban Pharmacies and Pharmaceutics, 1863-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Protomedicos and Protomedicados in Colonial CubaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Vaccination in Cuba, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University of Havana: HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: University of Havana: School of Medicine: Cátedra de Clínica MédicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Cátedra de Clínica QuirúrgicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Cátedra de Fisiología HumanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Cátedra de HigieneAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Cátedra de la Historia de la MedicinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Cátedra de PatologíaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Cátedra de Terapéutica Materia MedicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Cátedra de Artes de Recetar y FarmacologíaAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: DeansAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Graduates, 1728-1838Add to your cart.
Folder 21: ProfessorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: RectorateAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Historia de la medicina en CubaAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Volume One: Hospitales y centros benéficos en Cuba colonialAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Galley Proof: CoverAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Prologue and IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Chapter IAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Chapter IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Chapter IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Chapter IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Chapter VAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Chapter VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Chapter VIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Chapter VIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Chapter IXAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: “Orden Cronólogico de la Fundación de los Hospitales de Cuba y la Florida”Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Index of IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: EpilogueAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Invitation to PresentationAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Ejercicios y ensenanzas de las ciencias medicas en la epoca colonialAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Manuscript: AcknowledgementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Chapter IAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Chapter IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Chapter IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Chapter IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Chapter VAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Chapter VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Chapter VIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Chapter VIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Chapter IXAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Chapter XAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Chapter XIAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Chapter XIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Chapter XIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Chapter XIVAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Chapter XVAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: SummaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Galley Proof: IntroductionAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Chapter IAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Chapter IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Chapter IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Chapter IVAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Chapter VAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Chapter VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Chapter VIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Chapter VIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Chapter IXAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Chapter XAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Chapter XIAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Chapter XIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Chapter XIIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Chapter XIVAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Chapter XVAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: EpilogueAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: llustrationsAdd to your cart.

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