He learned the first letters with her mother who taught him, including French and English.
He joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, in 1932, for which he was graduated in 1937.
In 1938 he was surgeon of the old Emergency Room of Bahia, it remained until 1953.
Soon after graduation, started successfully, the private clinic.
In the years 1939 to 1940, he was Teaching Assistant of the 1st Surgical Clinic, and from 1942 to 1951, Chief Surgeon of the Department of Surgery, Hospital Santa Izabel.
In Portuguese Hospital of Bahia, has worked for over fifty years.
During the second World War, was a surgeon Base Baker, the U.S. Navy in Salvador.
In 1943 he went to the United States where he apprenticed at the Central Hospital of the U.S. Navy.
Returning to Bahia, brought the technique and the reagents necessary to identify the `Rh factor and, in cooperation with the hematologist Gonzaga Estacio, performed the first blood transfusion, with the determination of Rh factor.
During the years 1945 and 1946, returned to the United States where he apprenticed at Columbia University, New York.
Upon completion of the stage, opened in Bahia, new surgical techniques such as radical neck dissection (for the treatment of thyroid cancer), esophagectomy (to treat cancer of the esophagus and caustic stenosis), the above-mastectomy radical total gastrectomy (for treatment of gastric cancer), colectomy (D and E for the treatment of cancer of the colon), and more.
In 1954, he applied to Full Professor and in 1963, to the chair of the 1st Surgical Clinic College of Medicine, UFBA.
His activities in the private practice and academic life were extraordinary: examined twenty-five competitions, attended dense clientele, brought the chair with brilliance and published over sixty papers in scientific journals in Brazil and abroad.
Introduced a new surgical technique for treating severe schistosomiasis, with extra corporeal blood filtration, "Tatar injected into the bloodstream of patients with schistosomiasis and then sectioned hepato-splenic vein that carries blood from the intestines to the liver. The blood was filtered for one hour and then returned to the patient's body. Tartar dislodge the parasites of the veins and they were removed in the filtration "(1).
Gave lectures, including on the surgical treatment of schistosomiasis in several medical centers in Brazil, United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy.
The last years of his life were devoted to construction, installation and operation of the Hospital Alliance, considered the best season in the North and Northeast of Brazil.
He died in May 1995, at 79 years of age.