THE INSTITUTO Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion "Salvador Zubiran" was founded in 1946 in Mexico City, Mexico, with the name Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutricion: a hospital devoted to the most complex problems in internal medicine. Since its foundation, it has become the leading academic hospital in Mexico, with the highest standards in clinical care, research, and training. For a single institution, it has the most medical investigators, bibliographic productions, and index citations. The Department of Surgery, which later became the Division of Surgery, was started in 1947 by Clemente Robles, MD, a leader in the surgical field.
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