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Sunday, March 20, 2011
071- AUGUSTO VICTORINO ALVES DO SACRAMENTO BLAKE
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Born in Salvador, November 2, 1827, and his parents Joseph Joachim Sacramento Blake and Maria Antonia Alves Blake.
Conducted the initial studies in his homeland and joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, by which he obtained his doctorate in medicine in 1849.
It was his classmate: Luiz Álvares da Cruz Santos, Pedro da Fonseca Melo Pereira and Rosendo Aprígio Guimmarães. Pedro Fonseca de Mello was a professor at the College, died in the service of the Commission to assist the population affected by cholera, which has suffered in the town of Cachoeira. Rosendo Guimarães was also professor of the Faculty, memoirist (1860) and member of the Army Health Corps, the War of Paraguay. As for Luis Alvares da Cruz Santos, Afrim Tavares-Neto that "there are records with the surname of the Cross, a professor at the chair" Materia Medica and Therapeutics ", memoirist, 1876 (4).
Completed medical school, Sacramento Blake enlisted as a surgeon in the Army Health Corps, going to serve in the campaign in Uruguay, when he was knighted by the valuable services rendered.
Then he moved to Alagoas, where he remained for about five years.
Finally, took up residence in Rio de Janeiro, where, stimulated by the Emperor Pedro II and Ruy Barbosa, devoted to the preparation of his famous "Brazilian Bibliographical Dictionary," a work of the highest value, published originally in seven volumes between 1883 and 1902.
About Sacramento Blake and his Dictionary, Pedro Calmon said: "Sacramento Blake poses to our lyrics that apply to the Portuguese Barbosa Machado.He gathered a wealth of material so that they could do it the critics. Fixed, forever, some faces, that otherwise would be lost "(1).
Loureiro de Souza said: "In Brazil there Bibliographical Dictionary as a literary retrospect, a synthesis of Brazilian cultural history from its origins to when they completed the work, collecting names and works that today would be in oblivion but for the patience and selfless efforts of that scholar Sacramento was that Blake "(3).
Besides the dictionary, Sacramento Blake has published other works. He founded and was editor-owner of a literary and scientific journal of the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, which circulated from 1840 to 1850.
In 1846, he published a novel ("Dous Wedding"). In 1948, "God and Man." In 1949, "Reflections on the Missing."
Felled by stubborn disease, lost vision, becoming completely blind. His condition was such that "the last volumes of the dictionary were practically fixed by an infant daughter" (2).
1. Calmon, Pedro - Literary History of Bahia. Salador, 1949
2. Lacaz, Carlos - Doctors Baianos. Sao Paulo
3. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio. Distinguished Bahia. Salvador, 1973.
4. Tavares-Neto, José - Graduates from 1812 to 2008 and the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.