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Alvaro Froes da Fonseca

Alvaro Fróes da Fonseca, Brazilian anatomist and anthropologist (Porto Alegre 26 March 1890 - 1988)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Created a new anthropometric index  the superoinferior index of body (1926)

Idealized diameters and indices such as bucal, bi-orbital and Froes da Fonseca tibio-pelvic indices

Modified Dubois cephalization formula and Lapicque radio-pelvic index

A new index relating to upper and lower halves of sternal body 

Presented a new technique for measuring sternum 

Modified Kruse scale (Froes-Kruse scale)

Developed new models of notecards for anthropometric measures

Described a variety of pelvic colon
 

HONORS

Life Member, Anatomisch Gesellschaft (1939)