UANL - School of Medicine
Hospital “Nuestra Señora del Rosario”
The building that had functioned as "Governor's House" in Monterrey city, was converted to a hospital on August 15, 1793, by order of Bishop Andrés Ambrosio de Llanos y Valdés, who conditioned the space with three clinical rooms with capacity for 12 internment beds. It was named Hospital "Nuestra Señora del Rosario".
Birth of Eleuterio González
In the middle of the Mexican Independence movement, on February 20, 1813, José Eleuterio González Mendoza "Gonzalitos" was born in Nueva Galicia (now Guadalajara).
First medical-surgical cathedra
On October 2, 1828, the Government of the State of Nuevo León, signed a contract with Dr. Pascual Constanza, for the establishment of the first medical-surgical cathedra in Monterrey; this project did not prosper due to economic reasons.
Principal of Hospital
Accompanied by a document accrediting his practices in surgery and medicine, Gonzalitos arrived in Monterrey to work as a doctor at the Hospital "Nuestra Señora del Rosario". A few months after arriving at the city, he is appointed interim principal of this Hospital.
First Pharmacy Program
Dr. José Eleuterio González began his first cathedra of Pharmacy in the druggist of Hospital "Rosario", with a study period of four years. The class of four students graduated and three of them went to different cities in northeastern Mexico.
On March 8, 1842, the government of Nuevo León, after examination, issued a medical degree to "Gonzalitos". That year he constituted another cathedra of Medicine that was interrupted by the American Invasion, in 1846.
The hospital closes permanently
Due to economic difficulties of the Church, the Hospital "Nuestra Señora del Rosario" closes its doors.
School of Medicine
On October 30, 1859, Dr. González founded the School of Medicine, located on Zaragoza and Ocampo streets, as part of the newly founded Colegio Civil. The program lasted six years, also teaching Pharmacy, in five years. He was named principal of this place.
The Hospital Civil opens its doors to the public service, with 14 beds, where the clinical practices of medical students would be developed. The front of the hospital faced the street of 15 de Mayo, between the current avenues of Pino Suárez and Cuauhtémoc, and its backyard extended to the south, ending in the street of Matamoros.
Separation from Colegio Civil
The governor of Nuevo León issued a decree that reorganized the entity's educational structure, among other provisions, establishing the separation of the School of Medicine from the Colegio Civil and its affiliation to the Health Council.
Death of Dr. José Eleuterio González
On April 4, at the age of 75, Dr. José Eleuterio González dies. He left a testament that bequeathed his various assets to the School of Medicine and the Hospital Civil.
The School of Medicine moves to Cuauhtémoc and Allende streets, next to the Hospital "González".
Closure of the School
Due to lack of enrollment, the Government of the State of Nuevo León determined the closure of the School, arranging that only the students enrolled would continue until they finished their studies, concluding in 1903.
Cuando el Dr. Juan de Dios Treviño asume la dirección de la Escuela, el lugar se abre nuevamente. La escuela sobrevivió en medio de un período de inestabilidad económica, logrando regularizar su funcionamiento hasta 1933.
New Hospital "González"
In this year the construction of the new Hospital "González" begins.
On October 3, 1944, the Hospital "González" was officially inaugurated by the Governor of the State, Bonifacio Salinas. With an area of 19,000 square meters and an estimated capacity for 500 beds.
Hospital - School
In Monterrey, the 1st National Congress of School's of Medicine was held. In said forum, Dr. Ángel Martínez Villarreal presented the proposal to create the Hospital-School with a departmental organization, where the hospital would be subordinate to it; an idea summed up in his phrase: “All assistance services in the hospital must be based on teaching”.
Current building of the School
The construction of the current building of the School began, in charge of the engineers Manuel Martínez Carranza and Leobardo Elizondo, as well as the architect Joaquín A. Mora. Part of its cost was settled with the sale to the IMSS of the land where the old School was, a space where the current Hospital de Especialidades now resides.
School of Medicine
On November 9, 1952, the School of Medicine was formally inaugurated by Miguel Alemán, president of Mexico, with Dr. Serapio Muraira as the principal of the new School.
The Psychiatry Unit, built behind the Hospital Civil, is inaugurated.
Building "Consulta Externa"
The construction of the "Consulta Externa" begins, which was built in various periods of time, being definitively inaugurated in 1974.
Construction of the 5th floor of the Hospital
The construction of the fifth floor of the University Hospital began.
In 1977, a project was presented for the construction of a new building for the Faculty's library, its construction began in 1978. The progress of the work was slow and, for some years in which the country was in crisis economy, it stopped completely, being enabled until 1992.
Radiology and Radiotherapy Building
The Radiology and Radiotherapy Building was inaugurated, also housing the then Department of Oncology.
Remodeling and optimization
In the recent management efforts, the intense program of remodeling and optimization of the available spaces was continued, highlighting that of the Dr. Rodrigo Barragán building. In addition, the Shock Trauma Unit "Carlos Maldonado" was added in 2001 and the Pediatrics Tower in 2003.
Tower of High Specialty and Advanced Medicine
In 2012 the construction of the High Specialty and Advanced Medicine tower began. In 2020, the Unit for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Respiratory Diseases is established here for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
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