They were classmates: Carmen Mosque, Helio Rocha Guimarães, João Batista and Luiz Caribé Welf Vital Ferreira (3).
The date magna Bahia, July 2, was celebrated in 1952 by doctors and Brazilian historians, with the completion of the 2nd Congress of History of Bahia, during which Antonio Caldas Coni presented a paper entitled "The School Tropicalista Bahia" .
The work had great impact and deserved opinion recommending its deepening and subsequent publication in the form of a book.
The author, on the recommendation of Congress, published at the end of that year, a work now classic, published by Tipografia Benedictine, bringing in the preface to the signing of Gilberto Freire.
The merit of Antonio Caldas Coni was revived in the national memory called "School Tropicalista Bahia."
'The School Tropicalista Bahia "is the name created by Antonio Caldas Coni to label the initiative of three foreign doctors based in Salvador in the nineteenth century: Otto Wucherer (Luso-German descent), John Paterson (of Scottish origin) and Joseph Francisco da Silva Lima (from Portugal).
"The history of medicine bahiana not limited in its official institution - for all the glorious titles Faculty of Medicine - that there is already magnificent sketch published in 1923 by Gonçalo Moniz. It, written pages live and unsurpassed brightness doctors who did not have tenure, highlighting the brilliant triad, passed into history as true founders of experimental medicine in Brazil, "said Coni Caldas (1).
In his book, now classic, there is a chapter called "Why This Book," in which the A. says:
'Symbols of the movement they created, the aforesaid three heads of school we regard them as historical unity, because any of them is a instrument which is inert and worthless, "said Nabucco as compared to the Jesuits, to isolate the group that belongs. Dir would be born to live and work together in the most edifying example of how much more worth the spirit of selfless cooperation. It looks tribiográfico this study, because at the stage of productive excellence of their lives, always acted synergistic, synchronous and symbiotically. A fine example of this assertion have it in the study that Silva Lima embarked on Ainhum, who described the disease as well characterized species morbid, passed today at the historic field of pathology. Clinical cases which were the documentary evidence, the paper insert in the pages of the Gazeta Médica da Bahia, "Paterson them was the operator, the anatomical pathologist Wucherer to describe to you the first time the histological characters, without which, as he confesses Lima Silva himself, he would not be possible to give a scientific nature to his work "(ibid.).
He died in 1973.
1. Coni Caldas, Antonio - The Bahian Tropicalist School: Paterson, Wucherer, Silva Lima - Typography Benedictine Ltda. Bahia, 1952.
2. Leite, Geraldo - Reminiscences. University Press. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana. Feira de Santana, 2007.
3. Tavares-Neto, Jose - 1812 to 2008 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.
4. Varela, Alex and Pepper Velolso, Veronica - School Tropicalista Bahia
Available at http:// lepto.procc.fiocrus.br: 8081/dic/verbetes/ESCTRO BA.Htmm. Accessed January 7, 2009.