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Rodolpho Albino Dias da Silva

Rodolpho Albino Dias da Silva, Brazilian pharmacist (Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro 05 August 1889 – Rio de Janeiro 07 October 1931)
 

Performed studies about plant chemistry aiming its medicinal uses

Described anatomically and microscopically one hundred plants of Brazilian flora

First to study microscopic preparations of Brazilian plant drugs

First to proposed figures of histological sections in a Pharmacopea (1927) but it wasn’t realized

Authored alone the first Brazilian pharmacopeia titled Farmacopéia dos Estados Unidos do Brasil (1908-20). This work earned him international renown

Authored formulations of a number of medicines for Laboratórios Granado

Showed that sapucainha (Carpotroche brasiliensis) oil as an alternate to chaulmoogra oil  due to isolating chaulmugric and hydnocarpic acids from this oil 


SOME BIBLIOGRAPHY

A coroba (Jacaranda tomentosa R. Brown). Bol. Assoc. Bras. Farm. 1(2):25, 1920

O guaicuru (Statice brasiliensis Boissier). Bol. Assoc. Bras. Farm 1(1), 1920

Questões sobre nomenclatura chimica. Bol. Assoc. Bras. Farm. 11(1), 1921

Peroba (Aspidosperma peroba Fr. Allemão). Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 2(2):58, 1921

Plumbagináceas brasileiras (1923)

Estudo botânico e farmacognóstico da Muirapuama (Ptychopetalum olacoides Benth.). Rev. Bras. Med. Farm.   1(1):37, 1925

Cipó caboclo (Davilla rugosa Poirier). Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 1(2):137, 1925

Pipi (Petiveria tetrandra Gomes). Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 1(4-6):329, 1925

Sapucainha. Rev. Bras. Med. Pharm. 2 (10-11):627-46, 1926

O chaulmoograto de ethylio. Rev. Bras. Med. Pharm. 2(6):399, 1926

Doseamento da alcalinidade do líquido de Dakin. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 3(7-8):337, 1927 & 2(4):244, 1926

Oleo de capivara. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 2(7-9):493, 1926 & 2(5):313, 1920

Xarope de Grindelia. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 2(11):119, 1926

Xarope de Tolu. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 2(3):175, 1926 

Catuaba (Anemopegma mirandum (Chamisso) De Candolle. Rev. Bras. Med. Pharm. 3(1-2):55-62, 1927

Oleo de capivara contém o vitasterol A. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm. 3(9-12):422, 1927

Reações coloridas para pesquisa das vitaminas. Rev. Bras. Med. Farm 5:291, 1929

Monografia das falsas poaias do Brasil. Rev. Syniatrica 5-6, 1940