He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, in 1898.
He was a classmate of Antonio Baptista Correia dos Anjos and Arthur Cotias, also the school's faculty (5).
Considered one of the pioneers of microbiologists in our state, drank Augusto Couto Maia, the clearest source of knowledge, the teachings of the great masters of the Old World.
Professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, took the chair with great dedication during five years (1933-1937), a relatively short time, but enough to be considered one of the most important teachers of his time.
Ib Gatto Hawk says: "The Professor Augusto Couto Maia, the discipline of microbiology, was not a professor but a substitute, but he had extraordinary prestige. Chaired the vestibular and it was said that he recorded the first students placed and followed his performance in subsequent years if they maintained the regularity in studies and continued to stand out, he invited them to be internal to the Isolation Hospital, which currently has his name, near the Church of Bonfim. Academics inmates, mostly poor, there received housing, food and good tuition. They were the cream of students from the Faculty. Later, some of them became teachers, such as Alagoas Estacio de Lima. Politically, Professor Couto Maia was very strong and dominated the decisions of the college, because I always had four or five teachers from the Hospital of the insulation, it should dedication "(1).
The Isolation Hospital is the oldest public hospital in Bahia. It was founded on April 9, 1853, in Act signed by President of the province, João Wanderley, "in an attempt to control the yellow fever, which affected the sailors who had been in domestic and foreign merchant ships that docked in Salvador, and were affected by disease "(2).
At first, it worked poorly, in a house and farm owned by Mr. Antonio Perez Franco, leased from the Government of Bahia. "In addition to the Founding Act on 26 April of that year, the President directed the establishment of a cemetery, there to be buried their deaths" (ibid.).
Underpants Nunes says: "Several epidemics such as yellow fever (1849), cholera (1855), plague (1904), Spanish flu (1918) and typhoid (1924), frightened the Bahian population. The Isolation Hospital was support for hospitalization and treatment with medications, now considered exotic and ineffective "(3).
In 1912, Dr. Augusto Couto Maia Hospital has been named director of the insulation, and as its hardworking and dedicated director, he spent over twenty years.
In 1926 was inaugurated by the Governor Goes Calmon, new buildings, existing today.
From March 1936, at the request of clinical staff and friends, the State Government, through Decree 9881, changed the designation of the Isolation Hospital to Hospital Couto Maia.
1. Falcon, Ib Gatto - The Faculty of Medicine of Bahia in the 1930s. Available in - htt: / / www. gmbahia.ufba.br / index.php / gmbah ia/article/view/2-Acesso on January 16, 2009.
2. Figueiredo, Maria de Fatima Lorenzo-Historical Overview of the Isolation Hospital. Available at htt: / / _ www.ppgefhc.ufba.br/ site pos / res_est/06_06/Resumo_MF E1tima.pdf%. Accessed January 16, 2009.
3. Nunes, Xavier de Lima CEUC - Couto Maia Hospital celebrates anniversary. Available in the http://www.saude.ba.gov.br/noticias/notici / noticia.asp? MESSAGE = 394. Accessed January 16, 2009.
4. Sá Oliveira, Eduardo - Historical Memory of the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, concerning the year 1942. Salvadore, 1992.
5. Tavares-Neto, Jose - 1812 to 2008 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.