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scientist , author , physician

Josue Decastro, Brazilian scientist, physician, author. Recipient Roosevelt award of the Academy of Political Sciences, 1954. International Prize of Peace, 1955.

Background

Decastro, Josue was born on September 5, 1908 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Son of Manoel and Josefa (Barbosa) deC.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Brazil, 1929. Professor honoris causa, U. Santo Domingo, 1945, U. San Marcos, 1950.

Career

Physician, specializing in nutrition, 1929-1973. Professor human geography liberal arts college U. Brazil, 1940-1973. Director National Institute Nutrition, Brazil, 1946-1973.

Executive vice president National Common for Social Welfare, 1951-1973. Chairman of the executive council Food and Agriculture Orng., United Nations, 1951-1973, chairman Brazilian nat. committee, 1950-1973. President Committee of Health, Brazilian Parliament, 1955.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: O Problema da Alimentacao no Brasil, 1939. Condicoes de Condicoes de Vida da Classes Operarias no Recire, 1935. Salario Minimo, 1935.

      Alimentacao e Raca, 1936. Dorumentario do Nordeste, 1937. Alimentacao Brasileira a Luz da Geografia Humana, 1937.

      Basal Metabolism in Tropical Climates, 1938. O Problema da Alimentacao no Brasil, 1939. Geografia Humana, 1939.

      La Physiologie des Tabous, 1939. Alimentazione ed Aclimatazione Umana nei Tropici, 1939. La Fisiologia de los Tabous, 1940.

      Fisioogia dos Tabus, 1941. La Alimentacion en los Tropicos, 1946. Geografia da Fome, 1946.

      La Geographie de la Faim, 1950. La Geografia del Hambre, 1950. Geopolitiea de Fome, 1951.

      Geography of Hunger, 1952.

Membership

Member Brazilian Institute Education, Science and Culture (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), American Academy Political and Social Science, Interamerican Society Anthropology and Geography, Brazilian Society Biology (honorary), Nutrition Foundation (correspondent. Member New York City), Italian Committee for Study Population Problems (correspondent. Member Rome), Academy Medicine (honorary, Lima, Peru).

Connections

Married Glauce Pinto, April. Children: Ana Maria, Josue Fernando, Sonia Maria.

father:
Manoel Decastro

mother:
Josefa (Barbosa) Decastro

spouse:
Glauce Pinto

child:
Ana Maria Decastro

child:
Josue Fernando Decastro

child:
Sonia Maria Decastro