A series of photos from BA. Today’s photo is of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, which is located in the neighborhood of Recoleta (or Barrio Norte, depending on who you ask). It is the centre for medical studies in UBA and all around it are shops selling medical textbooks, instruments and clothing. At its side is the Hospital de Clinicas, a public hospital. In front (in fact, this photo shows the back of the building) of the faculty building is Plaza Houssay, currently undergoing renovation. In the centre of the plaza you can see the small gothic church of the parish of San Lucas. The plaza is named after Bernard Houssay, an Argentine physiologist, who won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology (jointly with Ferdinand and Gerty Corri). As such, he was the first Argentine Nobel Prize winner. On the other side of Cordoba street is the Faculty of Economics, housed in the original Faculty of Medicine.

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