Luis Agote 1
This Argentinian physician and researcher was one of the first to perform a non-direct blood transfusion using sodium citrate as an anticoagulant. The procedure took place in Rawson hospital in the city of Buenos Aires on November 9, 1914.
Manuel Jalón 2
This amazing Spanish engineer invented and copyrighted the mop. None of us can even imagine a world were women spent a good part of their days washing the floor on their knees, but it was exactly what happened before the 50s, when "la fregona" was created.
Carlos Finlay 3
In 1881, this Cuban genius discovered that a mosquito was the carrier for one of the worst illness of his time: yellow fever. His contribution changed the way scientists attack different viral maladies, including the very current dengue fever that has finally arrived in the U.S. via South Florida.
Fernando Rodríguez Vargas 5
This amazing Puerto Rican dentist became educator and investigator of the bacteriological aspects of dental diseases while in the U.S. Army. His research led him to discover the bacteria which causes dental cavities. His discovery is now the base to all preventive methods, from toothpaste to floouride treatments.
Lászlo Bíró 6
Hungarian born, naturalized Argentinian László Bíró invented the pen, as we know it, and even sold the invention to the British Army.
Lydia Villa-Komaroff 7
This Mexican American biochemist invented the way to make artificial insulin, which is used today by the millions of diabetics of the world.
Mario Molina 8
Do you remember when all the products that had the components CFCs started to dissapear (from aerosol deodorant, from air conditioning units)? It was thanks to this Mexican chemist--the first to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, who discovered that the CFCs were destroying the ozone layer.
Ellen Ochoa 9
The face recognition system that allowed the capture of the Boston bomber, among many other criminals, was developed thanks to an invention of this Mexican American scientist, who was also the first Latina astronaut to go to space.