Born: November 16, 1827, aboard the ship Nossa Senhora do Socorro, while moving from Goa (India) for Brazil.
His parents were Joaquim Eleuterio Monteiro, a native of Loutulim Salcete, India, Portugal and Maria Theresa Miller, born in Bombay, India in English, both of Brahmin origin.
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Rio de Janeiro in 1851, when he defended a thesis on "Digitalis purpurea: its physiological and therapeutic action."
After graduating, he moved to the city of Resende, in the interior of Rio de Janeiro, where he practiced for about four years.
In 1855, he went to Paris on a study trip, where they remained until 1853.
Returning to Resende, married Christina Maria Pereira de La Sierra, born in Montevideo.
In 1860, standing with pulmonary tuberculosis, moved to Exile, the provincial capital of Santa Catarina. Not getting the desired healing, returned to Resende, where he was born his only daughter, Elvira Miller.
Viscount Taunay, one of his friends, states: "Dr. Joaquim dos Remedios Monteiro, who lived many years in Santa Catarina, there no longer lift his reputation as, how nice the many benefits provided with greater generosity to all classes of society ".
In 1875, Dr. Remedios Monteiro moved to Salvador, where, despite his poor health, rendered important services to the Gazeta Médica da Bahia, and its editor from 1876.
Then, still pursued by tuberculosis, he settled in Feira de Santana, where he was an alderman, the Mayor and Mayor.
Much will be devoted Hygiene, Health and Education. Constructed a new Municipal Slaughterhouse, created the Public Bibloteca and fought for the abolition of slavery.
He has published several articles, some dealing on Blood Transfusion, Immunization, Medical Education, Pasteur and his researches, Feira de Santana as Pulmonary Tuberculosis Sanatorium, etc..
He was decorated with the insignia of the Order of Christ Portugal and belonged to the Imperial Academy of Medicine of Rio de Janeiro.
Died in Feira de Santana, on July 4, 1901, leaving a manuscript of 67 leaves, in which, describing his memoirs, said: "I know no profession that requires more education, the priesthood of the most serious and dangerous liability to the exercise of Medicine ... If I wasn'ta doctor, as it would be useful to my fellow men, not possessing wealth? "(2).
1. Almeida, Damião de Oscar - Dictionary of Feira de Santana. Feira de Santana, 2006.
2. Remedios Monteiro, Joaquim dos - Available in http://www.infocultual.com.br/turismo/mat2.htm. Accessed September 2, 2009.
3. Souza, Luis Eugenio Portela F. de - Dr.Joaquim dos Remedios Monteiro. Memory of the Academy of Medicine of Feira de Santana. Feira de Santana, 2007.