Son of Antonio Joaquim Rodrigues and Rosa Clotilde da Gama Rodrigues, born in Salvador on July 25, 1876.
His family moved to Portugal when Antonio da Gama had only three years old. In Braga began her studies and, at seventeen years old, he enrolled at the University of Coimbra, where he received his doctorate in Medicine and Philosophy, with distinction in 1900.
He returned to Brazil, revalidating his medical degree at the Medical School of Bahia.
Then he went to São Paulo, where he resides in Lorena. Ali practiced medicine, often with great skill and humanitarian spirit.
In 1906, he worked in Rio de Janeiro, as Assistant Professor. Abreu Fialho, and public health, headed by Oswaldo Cruz and Carlos Chagas.
Two years later, he returned to the interior of São Paulo, Lorena and clinicando Guaratinguetá.
In 1913 he visited Europe, where he attended various medical services. Pressed by the Great War interrupted their training and returned to Lorraine.
In 1917 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo, settling in the state capital.
His performance in the Legislative Assembly was highly beneficial, especially in the context of public health and education.
In 1925 he founded with his son, Carlos Gama, Gama Rodrigues Surgical Institute in Guaratinguetá and was elected that year, of Santa Casa location.
As an intellectual, he collaborated in various newspapers of São Paulo.
About Antonio Rodrigues da Gama, Carlos da Silva Lacaz said: "Range Rodriguez was arguably one of the great figures of Brazilian medicine. Practiced with dignity, was a great humanist, a historian renowned, eminent politician, and in half a century of fruitful activity, rendered important services to the Motherland "(1).
He died in the state capital, on May 31, 1955.
1. Lacaz, Carlos da Silva - Shades of Brazilian Medicine. São Paulo, 1966.
2. Sá Menezes, JAYME DE - On the Path of History and Arts. Salvador, 1994.