Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

The Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) is located in Lisbon (Rua da Junqueira 100). The origins of the Institute date back to 1902, but its current location was inaugurated only in September 19581.


While a big bronze monument of Garcia de Orta welcomes the visitors at the beginning of the esplanade leading to the institute, right after the entrance gate, four allegorical sculptures can be seen at both sides of the main entrance to the building. They are works of Portuguese sculptor Euclides Vaz: they represents Medicine (Asclepius) and Pharmacy (Hygieia), on the left side, Biology and Human Health, on the right2.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (October 2022)

Related items:


- Abranches, Pedro, O Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Um Século de História (1902-2002), 3a Ediçao Atualizada, Ordem dos Médicos, Lisboa 2017, pp. 284

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