He started the first letters to her mother, Professor Poggio Virginia de Araújo.
He concluded his secondary education in 1906 at the Gymnasium of Bahia.
Smart and applied, learned Greek and Latin and, more profoundly, the vernacular, why in their classes wore an elegant style and unembarrassed.
Still a student of second year medical student, began working on the Isolation Hospital, where he was taken by its Director, Professor Couto Maia. There, under the supervision of the teacher, participated in the combat and prevention of plague and yellow fever, diseases that plagued the city of Salvador da Bahia and several regions.
In 1912, pasted the degree of Doctor of Medicine, defending a thesis on a very current at the time: "The antibody and antigen in the serum of plague; diagnostic value."
Formed, that, over time, the clinic in the state of Espirito Santo.
He returned to El Salvador and in the Isolation Hospital, he held successively the functions of medical, laboratory chief, and director (1920). As a director, began a series of reforms, and inaugurated a modern pathology service clinic.
Shortly after he was appointed doctor at the Institute Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ today) and received an invitation from the Rockefeller Foundation to carry out post-graduate courses in the United States.
Returning to Bahia, resumed his role at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. reaching several management positions before being named CEO in 1927.
Transformed the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in a "real school of microbiologists, the most respected, which protruded in education and in the area of clinical pathology (Lacaz, work cited). Established intensive exchange with the Instituto de Manguinhos, created a section of BCG and has built the vaccine, in Bahia.
With Arlindo de Assis and José Silveira, created the so-called "Brazilian School of BCG."
He joined the faculty of the School of Medicine of Bahia, reaching successive positions: assistant professor in 1923, teacher-free in 1927, Professor of Microbiology in 1937.
After a brilliant exam papers and proofs, won the chair of microbiology in the Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry.
Created the School of Nursing, Federal University of Bahia, took the chair of microbiology.
Director of the School of Medicine, conducted fruitful administration.
Notable scientific papers published in various journals in Brazil and abroad.
In his own book is the "General Bacteriology," adopted by various faculties of Brazil.
Honored by numerous institutions, received in 1960, the title of Professor Emeritus at the Federal University of Bahia.
In 1970, after completing eighty years old, died suddenly after having established itself as one of the greatest microbiologists of the country.
1. Lacaz, Carlos da Silva - Shades of Brazilian Medicine. São Paulo, 1966.
2. Leite, Geraldo - Reminiscences. Feira de Santana, 2007.
3. Tavares Neto, Jose - 1812 to 2008 Graduated from the Faculty of Medi cine Bahia. Feira de Santana, 2008.