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(From Nunes da Silva, Maria Elisa Goldman - Jose Silva AND MEMORIES .. Available in http://www.uesb.br/anpuhba/anais_eletronicos/Maria 20Elisa%%% 20Lemos 20Nunes% 20of% 20Silva.pdf

Born: November 3, 1904, in Santo Amaro City, and his parents agronomist John and Mary Silveira
Blandina Loureiro Silveira.
With her mother's death, he settled in Feira de Santana, and shortly afterwards, in Santo Amaro City.
In Santo Amaro made the primary and secondary courses in Salvador held the preparations.
In 1922 he joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, for which was awarded in 1927.
One year after completion of medical school, he defended a doctoral thesis entitled "Radiography of the Down." In the same year he joined the faculty of the School of Medicine of Bahia, acting as assistant Professor. Prado Valadares.
The doctoral thesis reflected in scientific circles, for which he was invited in 1930, for further studies in Germany and Switzerland.
In Europe specialized in radiology and phthisiology.
Returning to Brazil, became a famous phthisiologist and unfurled the banner of struggle against tuberculosis.
In 1936, he returned to Germany at the invitation of the Institute Ludolf Brauer, to hold conferences.
Inspired by the Professor. Brauer, returned to El Salvador where he created on February 21, 1937, the Ibiti (Brazilian Institute for Tuberculosis Research).
By Ibiti Silveira dedicated his life.
The early years of Ibiti were years of hard work, research and publications, which made the institution an entity known throughout the country.
In 1944, the Ibiti inaugurated its headquarters located in the neighborhood of the Federation, in Salvador.
Since then, Jose Silva has been considered a world-renowned scientist and researcher of great concept.
"Without research there is no science, no science, no study, no teaching without learning, nor reliable practice," he said.
In 1950, passed by tender of tests and titles, the Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the chair of Tisiopneumologia Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Nursing UFBa.
The Ibiti was the beginning of a series of ventures. The Chest Hospital, also created by Prof. Jose Silveira, came to be called St. Anthony Hospital. Other institutions were merged to form from 1998, José Silveira Foundation.
The Foundation, funded by private enterprise, keeps Ibiti, St. Anthony Hospital, the Laboratory José Silveira, the Rehabilitation Institute, the Center for Occupational Health, the Center for Toxicology and other institutions.
Despite his involvement with European culture, Silveira made a point of stating he was "viscerally Bahia", which is why he refused repeated invitations to work in Rio de Janeiro and Germany.
Honored by numerous national and international institutions, member of several scientific societies and cultural rights, the author of scientific and literary productions, renowned lecturer, José Silveira looms as an immense figure of projection in the gallery of great Brazilian physicians.
Died in Salvador on April 03, 2000.
Her remains and those of his wife, d. Ivone, lie in the parish church of Santo Amaro City.

1. Benicio dos Santos, Itazil-Itinerary of ideals and commitments. Salvador, 1987.
2. Bonaventura, Edivaldo Machado - José Silveira. Newspaper THE AFTERNOON, edition of Saturday, November 27, 2004. Salvador, Brazil.
3. Fiocruz, Memory of Tuberculosis. Available in http://fiocruz.br/coc/Catalogo-tuberculose/Silveira.html. Accessed November 5, 2009.
4. Fundação José Silveira - Our Founder. Available in http://www.fjs.org.br/int_silveira 01.html. Accessed November 5, 2009.

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