He was possessed of enviable medical and humanistic culture.
In 1893, he was Opposition by tender of the Section of Medical Sciences in 1865, Lens of Physiology, also by tender; from 1882 to 1883, Vice Director of the Medical School of Bahia.
Participated in the war of Paraguay.
He retired in 1885.
In the Provincial High School of Bahia, was Lens, by tender of History and Geography in 1873.
In public life, he held various positions including the presidency of Sergipe, a position which was sworn in on July 5, 1889. It was the 54th and last president of the Province for the 55th, Dr. Manoel Joaquim de Lemos Sergipe reached the 17 November 1889, following the proclamation of the Republic (Liberato).
In addition to President of Sergipe, Bahia was the Deputy Provincial and Deputy General.
He belonged to the Council of the Emperor and the Order of the Rose (the degree of Knight).
He frequently traveled to Europe on study trips.
Oliveira Sá says: "The Director Jerome Sodré was a brilliant teacher and progressive, have given new direction to the teaching of physiology among us, and created its Office" (2).
And: "When he took the College Board, acting as Deputy Director, (1883), began a comprehensive plan to reform the old Jesuit College, which was continued by other officers.
It is considered, given the history, the word value, nobility of spirit and attitudes of superiority, a leading abolitionist in Brazil. It fell to him, in effect, the glory of having begun in the House in 1879, when Mr General, memorable and incisive speech, the great movement of liberation of the slaves "(ibid.).
In a speech in the House on March 5, 1879, Rep. Jerônimos Sodré Pereira, uttered the phrase that became the flag of the abolitionists: "It is necessary that the government look at the condition of one million Brazilians who still lie in captivity! "(1)
1. Abolitionism - Available in jttp: / / webdigitaleducator.bl ogspot.com/2009/04/questoes-do-enem-1998-abolitionist mo.html.Acesso on May 19, 2009.
2. Sá Menezes, Eduardo - Historical Memory of the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, concerning the year 1942. Salvador, 1992.