César Hermida Piedra

Dr. César Hermida Piedra (Cuenca, 1912-2005) was a doctor, university professor, writer, poet and a historian of Ecuadorian medicine. He served as the Undersecretary-General of Health at the Ministry of Public Health in Quito. As a professor in the Medical Sciences Department of the University of Cuenca, Dr. Piedra taught “history of medicine.” His son, César Hermida Bustos, is an award-winning novelist.

Personal life

His son, César Hermida Bustos, is an award-winning novelist.

Biographies written about César Hermida Piedra

  • In 2011, Aguilar Maldonado and Ed Guillermo published a biography about him entitled, “Huellas del camino: César Hermida Piedra.”
  • In 2004, a biography of him was included in, “Biografía y antología: médicos poetas del Ecuador siglo XIX-XX-XXI · Volume 1.”

Works

  • Schweitzer: un soplo divino sobre el barro humano (1963)
  • Poesía médica cuencana (1964)
  • La medicina en el Azuay: monografía para su historia (1973)
  • Hospital de Cuenca “Vicente Corral Moscoso”: anotaciones históricos (1977)
  • Resumen de la historia de la medicina en el Ecuador (1977)
  • Relatos para el siguiente día (1978)
  • Mitos y leyendas: sus correlaciones con la medicina y la salud : el mundo mítico, símbólico y ritual en las serranías del Azuay (1995), co-authors: Gustavo Vega-Delgado, Alberto Quezada Ramón
  • Obras completas: homenaje (2006)
  • Memorias: III congreso por la salud y la vida (2007)
  • Historia de la medicina (2008)

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