Born in Muritiba on September 15, 1880, with his parents and Clementino Fraga da Rocha Fraga Córdula Magellan.
After performing the primary and secondary courses, joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, which stuck by the degree in Medicine in 1903.
During high school, student was beloved Ram Reddy, who is the foundation of his vast literary culture and humanities.
In 1904 he was Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Bahia. Then he moved to Rio de Janeiro, when obtained, after a brilliant contest, the position of Inspector Health.
In 1910 he returned to Bahia and was named after a memorable contest, Professor of Clinical Medicine. Remained so until 1925, when he was transferred to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.
He represented Brazil at the 17th International Congress of Medicine, held in London and at the International Congress of Thoracic Association, held in Cordoba, Argentina.
Given the invitation of President Washington Luis, led, in the capital, the campaign against yellow fever, a disease that has appeared, alarmingly, in many states of Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1930, he founded the Improvement in Tuberculosis.
From 1937 to 1940, he served as Secretary-General of Health, Federal District, where stood admirably, earning honors and praise from the highest authorities of the country.
At this point it was Clementino Fraga Professor Emeritus at the University of Brazil and Bahia School of Medicine.
He belonged to numerous scientific and cultural institutions in Brazil and abroad, emphasizing, among them the Academy of Medicine of Paris, the Academy of Medicine of Buenos Aires, the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Academia de Letras da Bahia, Fluminense Academy of Arts and the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
His literary and scientific production is of high value. "In all his works are noted for the care and attention dealing with the issues, whether scientific or literary. His style was Atticus, showing his familiarity with the classics. It was certainly more legitimate in the sense of the word, a humanist "(4).
As for medicine, a job he so truly enviable, warned: "The Medicine of the real danger threatening our social day, charged the blame on account of early specialization, motorized and invasive" (1)
Regarding Clementino Fraga de Souza Loureiro said, "Man of science and man of letters, was one of the greatest figures of his time. It was, in all respects, a great man, those contained in the work of Plutarch, not being very few who consider him a sage. And was in fact "(4).
Died in Rio de Janeiro, on January 8, 1971.
1. Benicio dos Santos, Itazil. Itinerary of Ideals and Commitment. Salvador, 1987.
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4. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio - Distinguished Baianos. Salvador, 1973.
5. Sá Menezes, Jaime de - Words of Yesterday and Today. Salvador, 1993.