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Pedro Severiano de Magalhães

Pedro Severiano de Magalhães, Brazilian physician and helminthologist (Salvador 02 July 1850 – Rio de Janeiro 09 May 1927)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Described the presence of filariae in human heart. This filaria species was named Dirofilaria magalhaesi in his honor.

Descrição de uma espécie de filarias  encontradas no coração humano. Rev. Cursos Prat. Theor. Fac. Med. Rio de Janeiro 3:129-215, 1887
 

First to describe Black Piedra, a cutaneous disease (Horta confirmed that it was a new disease in 1911)

Uma novidade de pathologia indigena, um caso autochtone de “piedra”. Rev. Med. São Paulo 9:143-5, 1901
 

Coined the term microfilaria before Le Dantec

 

DESCRIBED

Genus Synoecnema 1905 (Nematoda)

Thelastoma bulhoesi 1900 (Nematoda) parasite

Hymenolepis carioca 1898 (Cestoda) avian parasite

Dorcatoma bibliophagum 1907 (Coleoptera) that attack books 
 
 

HONORS

Protomagalhaensia Pinto 1918 (Protozoa)

Severianoia Schwenk 1926 (Nematoda)