PARK OF KNOW "DIVAL DA SILVA PITOMBO"
Attended the first year pre-medical "in NS Auxiliadora College, the Marist Brothers, in Salvador. In 1936, he enrolled in the second year of the same course at the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia.
Newton says Alves Guimarães who knew him in college, where he enjoyed a reputation for excellent student. "That time, the much smaller number of candidates to enroll in colleges, we sought to know how many and which" snakes "in the words of today, we wanted to meet them, and measure them by our preparation and thus our chances of success the examinations, so-called "competition capability". Gerson's name was mentioned as a candidate to some of the first places. Along with Suzette Mandarino Hippolytus, shared it primacy in dedication to the study, the regularity of distinct notes the ease with which they were always up to date with the matter "(1).
Thus, always so distinguished, he joined in 1938, in medical school.
In 1940, even attending the 3rd year, participated in a group of students under the guidance of Professor. Clementino Fraga, visited hospitals and health facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte.
Responsible for preparing the report of the trip, to be submitted to the Government of the State, he turned in a rigorous and persistent, writing it late into the night.
Completed the course in 1943, returned to Aracaju, where he joined the Hospital of Surgery, gathering at the same time, many customers.
Surgery in Hospital under the aegis of Dr. Augusto Leite, was a medical resident and head of the electrocardiogram, becoming a renowned cardiologist, who attained the presidency of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology.
On invitation of Prof.. Fernando São Paulo, she moved to Salvador, starting university career.
"At School - Newton says Guimarães-served with commitment and exemplary correction, the chair of therapy was an assistant, full professor, associate professor and interim holder" (ibid.).
He held administrative and technical positions of exceptional significance: the collegiate member of the medical course, Chief of Medical Division of the university hospital. Edgard Santos, director of that hospital, head of the Department of Angio-Cardio-Pulmonary and Deputy Director of the School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, a position he held at his death.
Participated in specialized courses in Brazil and the United States, published numerous scientific papers and participated in several conferences as a member of roundtables, panels and speakers, along with renowned masters of Brazilian cardiology.
He died in 1977.