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Paulo Parreiras Horta

Paulo de Figueiredo Parreiras Horta, Brazilian physician (Rio de Janeiro 24 January 1884 – Rio de Janeiro 29 July 1961)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Authored a clinical description of black piedra. The causative agent was named Piedraia hortae in his honor

Sobre uma nova forma de piedra. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 3:86-107, 1911
 

Described the asci in the nodules of black piedra known as bright spots or Horta cysts

 

Described the first case of tinea nigra and isolated its causative agent as Cladosporium werneckii. This fungus was incorporated in genus Hortaea later.

Sobre um caso de tinha preta e um cogumelo (Cladosporium werneckii). Rev. Med. Cir. Bras. 29:269, 1921

 
A new human mycosis

Sobre uma nova micose humana. Brasil Med. 50:395, 1919

 

Described new pathogenic fungi

Contribuições para o estudo das dermatomicoses no Brasil. I. Microsporon flavescens. n.sp. agente duma nova tinha microsporica. Mem.Inst. Oswaldo Cruz (today Microsporum flavescens)
 
Uma nova tinha microsporica brasileira. Microsporon ramos n.sp. Brasil Medico 38:59, 1924 (today Microsporum ramos)
 
Um novo mycetoma de grãos negros, produzido pela Madurella oswaldoi n. sp.. Pathologia Geral 4:1, 1919
 

Described the genus Fusariopsis and the type species Fusariopsis derrienii (1919)

 

 

DESCRIBED

Helminths (with L. Travassos)

Genus Ornithostrongylus 1915

Ornithostrongylus fariai 1915

Acheilostoma paranecator 1915

 

Protozoa

Trypanosoma chagasi 1911 with A. Machado

 

 

OTHERS  

With A. Carini discovered that bats can transmit rabies (1911). This fact was confirmed by German scientists in 1914
 

Described a new veterinarian disease

Uma nova moléstia de bovinos e ovinos. Rev. Vet. Zootech. 8(2):3-32, 1918

 

HONORS

Hortaea Nishimura & Miyagi 1985 (Fungi)