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By: Piza, Daniel
Publisher: Rio de Janeiro, Ediouro Publicações: 2010
Seller ID: 27791
Condition: As New
Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas (1879-1934) was a Brazilian biologist, medical doctor, scientist and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. Active in the public health of Brazil, he began his career in the fight against malaria. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, in 1909, while working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro. Chagas was also the first to discover and illustrate the parasitic fungal genus Pneumocystis, later infamous for being linked to pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS patients. Illustrated with vintage photographs...