Carlos Chagas

This page lists items in the database related to Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist and bacteriologist Carlos Chagas (b. Oliveira, Brazil, 9 July 1879; d. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8 November 1934). He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis in 1909, while working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, in Rio de Janeiro. Throughout his life C. Chagas earned various honors, titles and decorations. Moreover he was the first brazilian to be conferred an honorary degree from Harvard University. He was nominated for the 1913 and 1921 Nobel Prizes.

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