9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005

P140 - The Gazeta Médica da Bahia: a vehicle of scientific communication of the tropicalistas in Bahia

This project has as its main objective to study the Gazeta Médica da Bahia, considered to be the scientific communication vehicle of the Tropicalistas in Bahia. Founded in 1866, year when the medical formal education begun in Bahia, it marked the beginning of the scientific era of Tropical Medicine, through a pioneering initiative of three foreign researchers: WUCHERER (German), PATERSON (English) and SILVA LIMA (Portuguese), who had their work about Experimental Medicine published in this period at the Gazeta Médica da Bahia. These publications clearly show the spirit of observation with which they were written, and mark the beginning of the scientific period of Medicine in Bahia (CALDAS CONI, 1952). The evolution of the Tropical School of Medicine, from the scientific era to the present, focuses PIRAJÁ DA SILVA, MANGABEIRA and other researchers who have contributed and still contribute in the many areas of scientific knowledge in Tropical Medicine in Bahia.