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Abreu, Aleixo de

Born: 1568 AD
Died: 1630 AD
Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Physicians

1568 – The birth of a Portuguese physician who worked for the Brazilian government and provided the world with the first scientific description of Tunga penetrans.


1623 – He was the author of the earliest book on tropical medicine describing amoebiasis, malaria, typhoid fever, scurvy, yellow fever, dracontiasis, trichuriasis and tungiasis.