Dr. Domingo Campillo Valero, neurosurgeon and paleopathologist, passed away on Saturday April 17 at the age of 93. He was a member of the jury for the Uriach Foundation Award for "History of Medicine" on multiple occasions and the author of the two volumes on paleopathology in our Historical Collection of Health Sciences.
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1951, he specialized in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry and completed his doctorate in Medicine and Surgery in 1974.He was director of the Department of Surgery and Neurosurgery of the Quinta de Salud L'Aliança, in the Central Hospital from Barcelona and professor of Paleoanthropology and history of science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
As a researcher he developed his activity at the Museum of Archeology of Catalonia, where in 1971 he founded the Laboratory of Paleoanthropology and Paleopathology, becoming its director until 2009. He became president of the Catalan Society of Neurosurgery and a founding member of the Catalan-Balearic Association of Paleopathology.
Dr. Campillo has been an international benchmark in this field of study for his research and teaching work, as well as for the innovations introduced in this discipline.