Publication: Daniel Alcides Carrion (1857-1885) and a history of medical martyrdom.

This article focusing on the History of Medicine was published in the Journal of Medical Biography.

Chatterjee P, Chandra S, Biswas T. Daniel Alcides Carrion (1857-1885) and a history of medical martyrdom. J Med Biogr. 2015 Nov;23(4):224-7. doi: 10.1177/0967772013479532. Epub 2014 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 24585618.


Daniel Carrion, a sixth-year medical student, died while investigating the effects of self-inoculation of the causative organism of Oroya Fever and Bartonellosis and thereby contributed to understanding of the disease before the organisms had been identified.


Albero Barton; Autoexperimentation; Bartonella bacilliformis; Bartonellosis; Carman Peredes; Daniel Alcides Carrion; Dos de May Hospital; Dr Richard Strong; Lima; Oroya Fever; Verruga Peruana