At age 18 he joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, where he proved a best students of his time and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1927.
Thanks to his unusual penchant for scientific research and clinical pathology, began early in his university career, assuming the post of Assistant Professor of General Pathology.
After defending the thesis of great interest to the regional pathology, won the Free Teaching the same subject.
Finally, with the retirement of Professor. Otavio Torres, took over after a brilliant contest, the chair of General Pathology.
In exercising the chair next to lectures, produced a series of surveys of national impact, especially in the field of Microbiology and Tropical Diseases.
In 1950 he became Assistant Chief and Deputy Director of the Foundation Gonçalo Moniz, coordinating, since then, significant research and research on diseases endemic in Bahia, particularly leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and tuberculosis.
In the field of meningococcal meningitis, promoted relevant research, identifying the agent responsible for numerous outbreaks of disease in the state of Bahia.
It was alongside Jose Silveira and other idealists, the founders of the Brazilian Institute for Tuberculosis Research (Ibiti)
He is the author of several works of the highest scientific value, outstanding among them those related to public health, microbiology, and especially to electrophoresis, whose studies were the first in our state.
His research on electrophoresis in schistosomiasis and tuberculosis had national repercussions.
The Jose Eugenio Figueiredo Mendes, Samuel Pessoa da Silva and Hildebrand, we describe the first cases of kala-azar in Bahia.
He died early in 1956, leaving a large projection name of the scenario of medical science and biological sciences in our state.
Lacaz, Carlos da Silva - Shades of Brazilian Medicine. São Paulo, 1966.