Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Arturo Belleza Rotor

Arturo Rotor
Arturo Belleza Rotor (1907 - 1988) Filipino doctor, pianist, writer and civil servant. A man of many talents, Rotor was the first to describe a rare form of hyperbilirubinaemia that is now known as Rotor's syndrome. He also founded the field of allergology as a specialist branch of medicine. Rotor was also a highly accomplished pianist, and one of the most important short story writers of the Philippines (his collected works include The Wound and the Scar, and The Men Who Play God). Among his wide interests were also orchids, and a variety of orchid of the genus Vanda is named after him. On a side note, his brother Gavino Rotor was a renowned expert on orchids and their propagation and the genus of orchids called Rotorara is named after Gavino.


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