Carlos Chagas

Carlos Chagas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas ( July 9, 1879, Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Brazil - November 8, 1934, Rio de Janeiro), was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis in 1909, while working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro. Chagas' work is unique in the history of medicine, because he was the only researcher so far to describe completely a new infectious disease: its pathogen, vector (Triatominae), host, clinical manifestations and epidemiology. Chagas was the son of Jos Justiniano das Chagas, a coffee farmer from Minas Gerais, and Mariana C ndida Chagas. After his secondary studies at Itu, S o Paulo and S o Jo o del Rei, he enrolled in the School of Mining Engineering at Ouro Preto, but changed to the Medical School of Rio de Janeiro in 1897, influenced by his uncle, who was a physician and owner of a hospital at that city.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136734494
  • 9786136734491