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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Arias de Benavides, Pedro

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ARIAS DE BENAVIDES, Pedro (ah'-ree-as day ben-ah-vee'-des), Spanish physician of the 16th century, b. in Toro. He travelled extensively in western America, and made curious and interesting studies about the remedies used by the Indians for wounds, ulcers, and some specific diseases. His observations were published in Spain under the title of “Secretos de chirurgía especial de las enfermedades de morbo gállico y lamparones, y la manera como se curan los indios de llagas y heridas, con otros secretos hasta agora no escritos.” The dates of his birth and death are not known.