PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE Egas Moniz 1949, Leiria, Portugal
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N 39° 44.442 W 008° 48.232
29S E 516805 N 4398996
Quick Description: Rua Egas Moniz, a street in Leiria named after the Portugues Nobel Laureate.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 3:31:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMFENX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
«(Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire) Egas Moniz was born in Avanca, Portugal, on November 29, 1874, the son of Fernando de Pina Rezende Abreu and Maria do Rosario de Almeida e Sousa. He received his early education from his uncle Abbé Caetano de Pina Rezende Abreu Sa Freire, before joining the Faculty of Medicine at Coimbra University. He received further education at Bordeaux and Paris and became Professor at Coimbra in 1902. In 1911 he transferred to the new Chair in Neurology at Lisbon where he remained until his death. He also worked for a time as a physician in the Hospital of Santa Maria, Lisbon.
Moniz entered politics in 1903 and served as a Deputy in the Portugese Parliament until 1917 when he became Portuguese Ambassador to Spain. Later in 1917 he was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and he was President of the Portuguese Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1918.

Moniz discovered cerebral angiography and prefrontal leucotomy.»

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1949 was divided equally between Walter Rudolf Hess "for his discovery of the functional organization of the interbrain as a coordinator of the activities of the internal organs" and Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz "for his discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses".

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In the street placque you can read:
"RUA EGAS MONIZ
Médico Escritor
1874 1955"
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1949

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Secondary Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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