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Carlos Chagas

educator , internist

Carlos Chagas, Brazilian internist, educator. Decorated Commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur France; recipient Moinho Santista award, Brazil, 1960, Marie Curis medal, Grand-Cross Medical Merit Order, 1965, Grand Cross Alfonso Sabio, Spain, 1983, award, University Paris, 1954.

Background

Chagas, Carlos was born on January 12, 1910 in Rio de Janeiro. Son of Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano and Iris (Lobo) Chagas.

Education

Student, Rezende School. Doctor of Medicine, University Brazil, 1935. Doctor of Science, University Paris.

Career

Began career as Assistant at Institute Oswaldo Cruz and Medical School, University do Brasil. Professor University do Brasil Medical School 1937, Director Institute of Biophysics 1946-1964. Chairman Executive Committee Int Brain Research Organization.

Perm. Delegate of Brazil to UNESCO. Adviser Puerto Rico Atomic Energy Commission. President ICSU; Honorary degree (Paris, Coimbra, Mexico, Recife Universities).

Premio Moinho Santista 1960. Commander.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Homens e Coisas de Ciencia, 1959, O Minuto que vem, 1973, Science and the Modern World, 1978. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Brazilian National Research Council 1950-1955, United Nations Scientific Committee since 1956, WHO Scientific Advisory Committee 1959-1961, Pan American Health Organization Scientific Advisory Committee since 1962. Brazilian Academies of Science, Medicine and Pharmacy. Pontifical Academy, of Sciences, Association Member Academy, de Medecine (Paris), Society de Biologie (Paris), London Physiological Society.

Connections

Married Annah Melo Franco. Children: Maria de Gloria, Maria de Gloria, Silvia Amelia, Anna Margarida, Izabel Cristina.

father:
Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano Chagas

mother:
Iris (Lobo) Chagas

spouse:
Annah Melo Franco

child:
Maria de Gloria Chagas

child:
Maria de Gloria Chagas

child:
Silvia Amelia Chagas

child:
Anna Margarida Chagas

child:
Izabel Cristina Chagas