Hilario Lara Biography, Contribution

Hilario Lara is a Filipino scientist who is considered as the “Father of Modern Public Health in the Philippines”.

Personal Information
Full Name : Hilario D. G. Lara
Birth Date : January 15, 1894
Died : December 18, 1987
Birthplace : Imus, Cavite, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1919)
Course : Medicine
Master : Public Health, John Hopkins University (1923)
Doctorate : Public Health, John Hopkins University (1924)

Career Highlights
* Founder of the Institute of Public Health, University of the Philippines
* Organized the first medical library in the country
* Established Community Health Demonstration Centers all over the country
* helped create the National Research Council of the Philippines

Contribution to Science
Conducted extensive research on epidemiology and prevention specifically the control of cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery, measles and diphtheria.

Awards
1985 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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