Conducted the initial studies in Recife, joining in 1911, the Federal School of Medicine in Rio de Janeiro.
Pasted the degree of Doctor of Medicine, after a brilliant student performance in the year 1916.
Before graduation from medical school, he applied for "assistant" of the Manguinhos Institute and the Institute remained, after completing medical school, until 1921.
They then went to the National Department of Public Health.
Shortly thereafter, he went to the United States in order to achieve a PhD in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Returning to Brazil, took over as head of the Department of Rural Sanitation in Paraná.
Some months later, he moved to Salvador, where he resides.
Says Prof. Roberto Santos: "In Bahia, it soon emerged refreshed for the intelligence and expertise in the field of Public Health. In state government, worked together to governors Goes Calmon, Smith and Vital Juracy Magalhães, taking charge of the Departments of Public Health and Education. In 1976 he became Professor of Natural History's Gym Bahia, activity of which is moved after a short time due to the enactment of the law that forbade the accumulation of public office "(2).
As for the personality of the distinguished professor, adds the same source: "Alongside the remarkable qualities of intellect, Professor Barros Barreto has also become known as a living extremely difficult. Among the colleagues and fellow teaching, has achieved many enemies "(ibid.).
By leaving the faculty of the Gymnasium of Bahia, Barros Barreto had already won two teaching-free at the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia and, after a brilliant exam papers and exams, he was appointed Professor of Parasitology.
In the chair conquered, said the Geology and Paleontology, the newly created Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters.
He belonged to numerous scientific and cultural institutions, including the Academy of Letters of Bahia. His successor in that academy, in his inaugural speech, alongside the positive qualities of Prof. Barros Barreto, added that he "practiced the more undisguised selfishness" (ibid.).
Anyway, Barros Barreto was a brilliant intelligence. A man of many affairs, uttering beautiful lessons, using in a period when it was available audiovisual resources today, schemes designed by divine hands.
1. Leite, Geraldo - Reminiscences. University Graphics. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, 2007.
2. Santos, Roberto Figueira Santos - Inaugural Address. Annals Academy of Medicine of Bahia, Volume XII, July 2003.