Born: August 17, 1837, and his parents Joseph and Maria Luiza Francisco Correia Novis Novis.
After his studies in humanities, he joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, where he graduated in 1859.
They were classmates: Domingos Carlos da Silva, Joaquim Augusto Moniz Barreto and Virgil Damázio Climacus. Domingo Carlos da Silva was a professor at the Faculty and memoirist (1874). Joaquim Augusto Moniz Barreto was the only student of the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, which has received praise from the Emperor Pedro II. Virgil Damázio Climacus, was Professor of Forensic Medicine, and is considered the initiator of this discipline in Brazil, was also the first Governor of the State of Bahia (2).
Followed for the State of Mato Grosso, where he began working life.
He joined the teaching side, teaching English and French.
Later he worked at the Santa Casa de Misericordia.
Military doctor, was transferred in 1876 to Rio de Janeiro, where he reached high positions and received several honors, including the Knight of the Order of the Rose.
In retirement, he returned to private practice, given free of charge poor patients at the Hospital da Santa Casa do Rio de Janeiro.
He devoted his life to the profession, the duty to the homeland and to charity.
"Of all the Bahian who emigrated to the western province, was the dr. Augusto Novis the one who actually returned to Bahia descendants able to compensate for the absence caused by his absence "(Loureiro de Souza, quoted work).
1. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio - Distinguished Baianos. Salvador, 1973.
2. Tavares-Neto, Jose - 1812 to 2008 Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.