In 1944, after joining the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, was "transferred to the Medical Service, where he was dressing, gave injections, noted the height, weight, pulse and blood pressure of patients undergoing examinations (1).
In 1949, completed medical school and started working life.
In 1959 he won the title of Doctor of Medical-Surgical Sciences, defending a thesis on "Surgical Anatomical Study of the terminal bile duct and pancreatic ducts.
Before climbing the stairs of his academic career, took specialization courses, especially in Renal Diseases, Surgical Anatomy, Diseases of Nutrition, Psychosomatic Pathology, radiology, proctologic Diseases, Hepatology and History of Medicine.
Thus prepared, now Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and finally Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, in succession, after a brilliant contest, Professor. Fernando Freire de Carvalho Luz
He chaired the "Medical Board" and the Municipality of Salvador, twice, the Foundation for Medical Treatment of Municipal Public Servants.
Participated in more than three hundred and fifty medical conferences in Brazil and abroad.
Was an active member of numerous scientific and cultural institutions, national and international titles and honors received, both in Bahia and in other states such as Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe and Pará
He founded the Society of Colo-proctology of Bahia, where he was president. The same occurred for the Chapter Bahia Brazilian College of Surgeons and the Brazilian Society of Digestive Endoscopy.
During several occasions, exercised in Bahia, the role of Master of the Brazilian College of Surgeons.
He was president of the Academy of Medicine of Bahia and encouraged the establishment of Academies of Medicine, Sergipe, Rio Grande do Norte and Para
Belonged to the National Academy of Medicine and the Federation of Academies of Medicine of Brazil.
He has published numerous scientific papers on subjects the most diverse in the areas of Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery and protology.
"In temperament and so rigid a defender of his theories and principles, Milton Geraldo da Silveira was, throughout his life, always ahead of the struggles and associative initiatives of medical organizations, scientific and cultural Bahia. His example of living will always be present for all who were privileged to know him "(2).
Died in Salvador on July 30, 2006.
1. Milton da Silveira, Geraldo - Speech delivered at the solemn session of the Municipality of Salvador, where he was awarded the medal Thomé de Souza. Annals Academy of Medicine of Bahia, Volume XI, December 1998.
2. Prado, Lucius - The Immortality of Milton Geraldo Silveira. Available
the. Accessed March 15, 2009.
3. Sá Menezes, Jayme - Milton Geraldo da Silveira - Proceedings of the Academy
of Medicine of Bahia, Volume II, June 1979.
4. Sá Menezes, Jayme - Walk .... Volumes I, Salvador, 1993.