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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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VIRSEDA RODRIGUEZ, Julio Antonio. Carlos Younger de la Peña (1920-1996): Urology in Madrid during the second half of the 20th Century. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.8, pp.1015-1028. ISSN 0004-0614.

Carlos Younger de la Peña (1920-1996) was one of the representative urologists of his time, both in urology as a whole and particularly in urology in Madrid, during the 40 years between 1945 to 1985. His professional training was linked to the department of urology in the "La Princesa" Hospital chaired by Dr. Pedro Cifuentes Díaz .rst and Luis Cifuentes Delatte posteriorly. The important in.uence of French urology led Carlos Younger to complete his studies in the departments of urology chaired by professors J. Cibert (Lyon),Truc (Montpellier) and Couvelaire (Paris). When he returned from France he completed his doctoral thesis with the title "Experimental study on the ureterosigmoidostomy type Coffey I" directed by Prof. J. Garcia Orcoyen in 1957. His first publications started in 1946 and he ended with almost 100, including communications to various speciality congresses and meetings. Established in his private clinic in the Ferraz Street in Madrid he alternated his professional practice between Social Security patients and the Red Cross Central Hospital. At the end of his life he had collected near to 10.000 patients’ clinical records. He was member of various scienti.c societies (among them the International Society Of Nephrology) and received various awards such as the one from the Pediatric Surgeons Association for his work on "bladder exstrophy "and the one from the Medical Academy of Valladolid for his study "Vascular renal hypertension". In 1961 he performed the second renal transplant in Spain. His professional interest was preferentially focused on uro-oncology, pediatric urology, gynecologic urology, and endoscopic surgery. He left many disciples with the same interests. The professional life of Carlos Younger de la Peña, in the period of time under analysis, is much significant as a reflex of the evolution of urology and urologists over half a century.

Palabras clave : History; Madrid; Carlos Younger; History of Urology.

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