Spinola Colombo met with proficiency, multiple and relevant activities, was a physician, exercising the eye clinic with love and detachment, was professor of medicine, with persistent spirit of justice and rare competence, was literate, with charming simplicity and perfection, was sanitarian, with high public spirit and administrative acumen, was a pioneer in creating Santa Lucia Foundation and the Foundation for the Development of Medicine, cell of Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health.
"Anyhow, it did, lent the force of a definite vibration, giving themselves entirely, to be faithful to its ideals of faith driving" (op. cit.)
As a physician, received in the same way, rich and poor. The rich, he opened his own privacy, giving everyone, at all times, uplifting examples of honesty, uprightness of character and honesty. The poor, opened their hearts, created the Foundation Santa Lucia, "saving for each a personalized message of optimism, individualizing the compact mass of those who sought him out in hopes of a humanized medicine and magnified by the virtues of those who professed it" (ibid. ).
As a man of letters, produced chronic unpretentious and timely feedback (some oral), of which emanated from deep humanistic, founded on the ancient classics and contemporary.
As a pioneer, in addition to their Santa Lucia Foundation, met the aspirations of Bahia and expanded with a new School of Medicine, the opportunities of higher education in our state.
As a hygienist, brought charges, positions and functions, spreading, and rare ability, acendrado love the public interest.
As a teacher, took the chair into the Santa Lucia Foundation, spreading knowledge, for several years, many generations.
Anyway, it was Columbus Spinola an example to be followed.
Novis, Jorge Augusto - Inaugural Address. Annals Academy of Medicine of Bahia. Volume III, June 1981.