Sunday, February 27, 2011


Born in Salvador, in 1830 and pasted the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the Medical School of Bahia, in 1851, when he defended a thesis on "The medication revulsive.
They were classmates: Domingos Rodrigues and Jose Eduardo Seixas Freire de Carvalho, the school's faculty (3).
Opposed by tender of the Surgical Section, in 1856, when he defended a thesis on "Consideration of the means employed in the surgical cure of bladder stones"
Teacher, by tender of Descriptive Anatomy in 1862, during which he defended a thesis on "Considerations about the nervous system ganglionário, and its connections with the cerebrospinal nervous system." In 1875, he was transferred to the chair of Births
Undertook a study trip and further to Europe where he apprenticed in the best anatomical services from the Old World.
He was awarded many titles and awards, including the 2nd Baron Itapoã (1872). The 1st Baron was Itapoã José Joaquim Nabuco de Araujo, Brazilian magistrate and politician who lived from 1764 a1844.
Adriano Alves de Lima Gordilho was Commander of the Order of the Rose and Adviser to the Emperor Pedro II.
Author of Historical Memory, Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, for the year 1868.
He retired in 1890.
"Great concept Itapoã reached the Baron, as a surgeon, a midwife was the deep knowledge and unique ability. He had, therefore, a special clinic. In October 1892, the eminent master ended his own life, thus losing the medical society a remarkable intelligence and a magnificent work "(2).
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The purpose of the sad occurrence, it reads: "And so, supposedly, happened. On October 18, 1892, Baron Itapoã famous obstetrician in Bahia's capital, would have locked in the room, blocking the keyhole with a sheet of paper and cut his throat with a razor. Not having the habit of shaving, the baron had shortly before he borrowed the instrument to a neighborhood barber. In addition, he bought and ingest high dose of "syrup Follet," which strengthened the suspicion of his intention to undermine life itself. After the first cut he repeated and repeated the operation until you can break completely the left common carotid, with a profusion of blood. Mortally wounded, even for a few seconds stood before a mirror hanging on the wall, then head to bed. However, he could not achieve by going to the ground after giving violent with his forehead on the edge of the bed. To make the local expertise and body of the Baron, he was called Dr. Raymundo Nina Rodrigues, a leading name in legal medicine in Brazil, then still in his early career. Nina Rodrigues studied carefully the evidence found and concluded that it was a classic case of suicide and banal by section of the neck "(1).

1. Antunes, José Leopoldo Ferreira. Medicine, law and morality. São Paulo, 1999.
2. Sá Oliveira, Eduardo - Historical Memory of the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, concerning the year 1942. Salvador, 1992.
3. Tavares-Neto, Jose - 1812 to 2008 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.


Prof reports. José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes, part of the report of Prof. Nina Rodrigues, about the motives of the Baron Itaopã to commit such an extreme gesture: Nina, he says, "discriminate reasons which led the doctor lamented to despair: age, fatigue, upset. Retired from teaching against the desire for retirement, Baron Itapoã saw his clinic's clientele, once vast and profitable, to gradually disband the competition, until it disappears completely when it came to deafness. Pending family took him to the courts and got registered in their testamentary dispositions. Furthermore, a few years earlier he had lost a son to yellow fever, a disease which he believed to have transmitted to the baby, after contracting it while watching a sick "(op. cit.)

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