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José Francisco da Silva Lima

José Francisco da Silva Lima, Portuguese-born Brazilian physician (Vilarinho, Portugal 15 January 1826 – Salvador 10 February 1910)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS

Described ainhum or Silva Lima disease (dactylolysis spontanea) identifying it as a distinct clinical entity 

Estudo sobre o ainhum, moléstia ainda não descripta, peculiar à raça ethipoica e affectando os dedos mínimos dos pés. Gaz. Med. Bahia 1(13):146-51, 1867
 

Classified beriberi in three clinical forms accepted worldwide

First to call attention to development of second heart sound in beriberi

Ensaio sobre o beribéri no Brasil (1872)

 
Performed pioneer studies about clinical forms of Bancroftian filariasis  
 
Created the term microfilaria (1877)

Authored important studies on yaws
 
LINKS 

www.dichistoriasaude.coc.fiocruz.br/iah/P/verbetes/limajossil.htm (complete bibliography)