New Balmis bust for Alicante

This Balmis Square in Alicante Since yesterday, a new bust of Alicante doctor In 1803 he succeeded in carrying the smallpox vaccine. to Spanish colonies inoculated into children.

sculptor from Alicante Miguel Banuls He is the author of this work, which replaces this work that existed before and suffered a great deterioration. The new piece about his success on the pedestal, Dr. Funded by the Rotary Club Alicante as part of the campaign to honor Balmis’s memory.

The slogan “Vaccines save lives” was written on the commemorative plaque.

Bañuls made the bust of the Alicante doctor for the San Juan Hospital a few years ago and now has a replica of the one already visible in Alicante.

The biggest challenge for Bañuls is Dr. It was to put a face on Balmis because no documents or portraits of his face came. “I made my own version, a face that satisfies a set of requirements, a brave being for being a military medic, and the appearance of a humanistic and sensitive person“, the sculptor provides.

Source: Informacion

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