Prof. Dr. Corino de Andrade
  • Prof.º Corino de Andrade
Paramyloidosis was identified by Corino de Andrade who observed patients with signs and symptoms that he considered unknown by Medicine of the 30s and 40s of the last century. He devoted himself to the research and clinical practice of this disease, which earned him distinctions and recognition worldwide in the medical field.
Born in Moura on June 10, 1906, Prof. Corino de Andrade finished his degree in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon on November 13, 1929.
Influenced by his professor of Neurology, António Flores and after some contacts with Egas Moniz and Almeida Lima, during his internship at the Santa Marta hospital, Prof. Corino de Andrade began to take an interest in Neurology, which led him to Specialize in Strasbourg with Professor Barré, one of the great figures of the world neurology to date.
In 1933, Prof. Corino de Andrade became the first non-French specialist to receive the Dejerine Prize for Neurological Sciences.
In 1938, he returned to Portugal and on January 14, 1939 signed a contract at the General Hospital of Santo António, where he began working in the neurology service.
It is in this service that a short time later, Prof. Corino de Andrade, a 37-year-old woman from Póvoa de Varzim, who had the "sickness of the feet", was baptized by the people who well knew that "evil" Feet and would not let them walk. The neurological syndrome and the clinical history of this woman make Prof. Corino de Andrade think of a pathological entity that has not yet been described.
A scientific look linked to the clinical method is executed with such expertise that, unquestionably, is worth the definition of an autonomous clinical entity, Andrade's Disease. But Prof. Corino de Andrade has the greatness of assuming that "wise are those who seek" and until the worldwide spread of the disease in 1952, many steps give incessantly looking for the order and disorder of a disease to be classified, or bad Classified.
In September 1952, for the first time in its entirety, the famous article - A Peculiar Form of Peripheral Neuropathy (Brain, vol. 75: 3, 408) - is published in the journal Brain. A top place in the world's neurosciences.
In October 1975, he was appointed to the installation committee of the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences, which gave a new impetus to generations of students, teachers and researchers who are passionate about this pathology.
Until his reform of the General Hospital of Santo António in 1976, Prof. Corino de Andrade always maintained his investigations, founding the Center of Studies of Paramilloidosis (CEP) in 1960, that directs until 1988, year in which completes 82 years .
His scientific and civic activity earned him several life-long honors, including the Grand Officer of Santiago de Espada (1979), the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (1990), the Oriente Foundation Grand Prix Science and, in 2000, the Glaxo Wellcome Foundation's Excellence in Life and Work Award.
He passed away in Porto on June 16, 2005.
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