Educated Ginásio Pernambucano.
Professor, writer; Professor of physiology, medical school, University do Recife, professor, and assistant, director, school of letters, 1932-1935. Professor, of anthropology, University do Brasil, since 1936. Gave series of lectures, Universities of Rome and Naples, 1939.
Brazilian delegate, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Geneva, 1947.
Member: Society Académica de Medicina de Pernambuco (honorary).