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López Fernández, Fernando (1907-1975) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: López Fernández, Fernando (1907-1975)

Historical Note:

Fernando López Fernández was a Cuban doctor and political activist who led protests against the regime of Gerardo Machado. Born in Santa Clara in 1907, he began studying medicine at the University of Havana in 1924. He was an associate professor at the University of Havana, Cuban delegate to the World Health Organization and a member of various medical associations in Cuba until 1959.

Later, Fernández was exiled from Cuba and relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where he became director of Martha Washington Hospital. He died in that city in 1975.

Sources: Tina de Carlo, donor.
Note Author: Amanda Moreno

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