In 1873, having completed elementary studies, he embarked with his father to Paris, where Francisco Castro extended his knowledge and practiced handling the Gallic tongue, to the point of writing verses in French.
In 1874, he enrolled at the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia and attended the first two years of medical school. He divided his activities between learning the basic subjects and the exercise of literary vocation.
Despite his passion for literature, has proved a gifted student and highly praised by their masters.
In 1875, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, enrolling in medical school in the capital. His intelligence attracted the attention of teachers Boniface de Abreu, Ramiz Galvão, Souza Lima. Savoy, and especially Torres Man (who was Francisco de Castro, throughout life, a great admirer.)
Should complete the medical school in 1879 but a serious misunderstanding between doctoral students and a professor of Forensic Medicine, led to Francisco de Castro returned to Salvador, enrolling in the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, in which pasted the degree of Doctor of medicine, on January 13, 1880.
Graduate, returned to Rio de Janeiro, where he joined the Army Medical Corps, eight years remaining on it. Mo Army, fought relations with Euclides da Cunha.
Since then, prepared for the academic life.
Competed for the post of Professor of Clinical Medicine. "This stretch of his life, says Sá Menezes, is its most profound studies of wakes endless craving for knowledge, the eagerness to learn to teach" (op. cit.)
He lived in the chairs of Physiology and General Pathology, deserving of Torres Man commented: "Dr. Francisco de Castro is reaching the culmination of Brazilian Medicine!"
Human Torres died in 1887, Francisco de Castro, took over the regency of his chair.
Humanist enviable attended the classics with the greatest intimacy, merging, wonderful in their classes, frequent citations of Camões, Cervantes and other luminaries from the world of letters.
His reputation for workup, a pathologist and therapist, was well recognized and discussed. His students say he was a "divine teacher."
His first action was to conclude "Lessons of Clinical Medicine, Professor of Human Torres.
In 1890, faced with education reform, came to govern the chair of Clinical Propedêutica.
Redoubled their studies, intensified his intellectual activity, and prepared his famous "Treaty of Clinical Propedêutica" in three volumes. The third volume, we could not publish it: to examine a patient afflicted with lung fever has infected himself and in a few days died.
The death took him on October 11, 1901, in the full vigor of maturity.
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