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Born in Itabuna, September 20, 1920.
He joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, in 1946.
He specializes in Anatomy, Trauma, Endocrine Physiology, Operative Technique and Experimental Surgery.
Devoted most of his life to public service. Held numerous positions of importance, including assistant director of the Health Secretariat of Bahia and a member of the State Board of Health
The State Government honored him by naming one of the pavilions of the Hospital Cologne Lopes Rodrigues, in Feira de Santana.
In 1967, upon recommendation of the Federal Council of Medicine, Federal Government received the Order of Merit Medical, "and three years later, the Order of Merit of Bahia" (the degree of Commander).
Jece Brandão, referring to our headed, said: "John Torres was not an ordinary doctor. It was surely one of the individuals most respected medical colleagues. "
Jorge Cerqueira, current president of the Regional Council of Medicine of Bahia, said: "John Torres is an example, a paradigm for the medical public servant and a stimulus for those who decided to dedicate themselves to the defense of a profession as difficult to muster. It was a selfless ".
The history of medicine in Bahia could not be written without a special citation from this professional whose life is an example for new generations.
To him we owe the establishment and operation of the Regional Council of Medicine of Bahia. It was one of its founders and first president. The Board, under his presidency, had the following lineup: John Hawk Torres, Benjamin Sallles, José dos Santos Pereira Filho, John Mitchell and Mathias Mariani Bittencourt Sampaio. The first portfolio issued by the Council are borne by its own pocket.
His dedication to public service knew no limit. Reports the former Health Secretary of State, José Hermogenes: "I will not forget when he suffered chest pains and was admitted with a history of infarction. When he learned what happened, I went to him and he was there, full of yarn. When he saw me, the first thing he said was that I did not forget the accountability to the Court of the State. Even in that situation, he was always vigilant about the responsibility they had on the public cause. "
The great doctor, whose name will never be forgotten, died on May 30, 2006.
1. Story of a national lead. Journal of the Regional Council of Medicine of Bahia, in July, 2005.
2. John Torres, a medical model for their peers. Journal of the Regional Council of Medicine of Bahia, janeiro/fevereiro/març0, 2008