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Antonio da Silva Mello

Antonio da Silva Mello, Brazilian physician (Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais State 10 May 1886 – Rio de Janeiro 19 September 1973)
Authored about 20 books on anthropology, sociology, psychology, medicine and philosophy
Performed works on biological effects of radioactivity that had international repercussion. He distinguished between radio and x-rays effects
Discovered a new set of chronic nephritis 
Described new clinical signs such as xiphoid sign and left hypogastric sign  
Described a new device for measuring capillary resistance
Proposed a new visiometer


Silva Mello maneuver for capillary resistance 

Silva Mello sign in chronic intestinal amoebiasis