The building of the Cañadilla School of Medicine of the University of Chile,
inaugurated during the government of President Jose Manuel Balmaceda
Fernández (1886-1891), was located northern to the men´s section of the San
Vicente de Paul Hospital. This magnificent building, with an impressive front
beautified with six Doric columns, received sixty generations of young physicians.
It was finally destroyed by a tragic fire during the early morning on Thursday
second, December 1948. The new Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile
emerged from its ashes.