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Jorge Valadares and George Fernandes were the first "graduates" or "examined" to practice medicine in Brazil. Jorge Valadares was surgeon-mor Salvador and Jorge Fernandes, physical-mór.With them was born to Brazilian medicine.Jayme de Sá Menezes says, that "how many physicians and surgeons who have had activity in colonial Brazil, the only master Jorge Fernandes Jorge Valadares and master gosaram good name and reverence. The others, even Afonso Mendes, MD Mem de Sa, but showed high position in society or gathered large uppers "(op. cit.)Many settlers who emigrated to Brazil, became farmers, plantation owners and landlords, accumulating wealth and making a fortune.The surgeons, barbers, physicists and pharmacists, were not so lucky. They lived at the expense of the few resources they have accumulated and remained poor."Dedicated exclusively to the profession, attached to the village, the doctors could get the poorly with what to buy their dwellings, their homes, their small farm, which in Portugal was the" fifth "and here representing his wealth, all that might accumulate tax-yet recorded, which were intended to royal coffers, where vast "(ibid.).The Inquisition, when Philip II seized Portugal, extended his arm to Brazil and many physicians and surgeons were denounced as "unclean blood", tried and punished.The distressing situation continued until 1819 when he was signed in Rio de Janeiro, the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between England and the United Kingdom of Brazil and Portugal. The Holy Office but left Brazil from the sixteenth century until that year, there were few physicians and surgeons who, persecuted by the Inquisition, they suffered the horrors of prisons around the country.Hence the lack of physicians and surgeons in Colonial Brazil. In 1592, for example, Olinda, had a single doctor. Para to the Rio de Janeiro, our country had only six or eight doctors that practice.Bishop d. Caetano Brandão, even declared that "it is better to treat people with a tapuia the hinterland, which satisfies most resourceful instinct than with a doctor of Lisbon." BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCE:Sá Menezes, Jaime - Words of Yesterday and Today. Salvador, 1993.