JORGE, Ricardo, 1858-1939
Hygiene social applicada a Nação Portuguesa / Ricardo Jorge. - Porto : Livr. Civilização, 1885. - VII, 369 p.. - (Conferences in Porto). – On front-page: gift of the author, with dedication to Miguel Bombarda
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QT 180 J-76 1885 - P7
Ricardo de Almeida Jorge (Porto, 1858 - Lisbon, 1939) was a Portuguese physician, hygienist, professor and researcher responsible for introducing the concepts and practices of modern public health in our country.
He graduated from the Medical-Surgical School of Porto, his hometown, in 1879, with the thesis The Nervousness in the Past.
In the late nineteenth century, he obtained clinical and epidemiological evidence of the bubonic plague which, in 1899, reached the city of Porto, bacteriologically confirmed by Ricardo Jorge himself and Câmara Pestana.
He denoted great courage in implementing a series of unpopular measures to eliminate the plague, such as evacuation of houses and their isolation and disinfection, which caused great bitterness among the people of Porto. Encouraged by political groups, some popular upheavals forced Ricardo Jorge to leave Porto, heading for the capital.
Still in 1899, in Lisbon, he was appointed Inspector General of Health and Professor of the Hygiene Chair of the Medical-Surgical School of Lisbon.
In 1903 he became director of the Central Institute of Hygiene, which currently bears his name, National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge (INSA).
A man of a vast humanist culture, he was a prolific speaker and left an extensive bibliography.
The FMUL IDC Library has several works about Ricardo Jorge's active and passive bibliographies.
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