Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Garcia de Orta


National Institute of Tropical Medicine, Lisbon

Garcia de Orta was a Portuguese Renaissance physician and naturalist, a pioneer of tropical medicine. 
I come here every ten years to get a yellow fever vaccine which is mandatory for entry in many tropical countries, mainly in Africa.

15 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Nice tribute to a man of medicine.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

I had the yellow fever vaccine before I came to Malaysia, along with a number of others...

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Interesting history to the building...
-- Walking into the light

Birdman said...

Did not know this.

TexWisGirl said...

imposing statue!

VP said...

Great to see, once in a while, a monument dedicated to a physician!

Sylvia K said...

What a great statue! I agree with VP, it is great to see a monument dedicated to a physician! Superb capture as always, Jose!! Hope your week is going well!

Mersad said...

Tropical medicine. I actually looked it up, since I never heard of that strand of medicine before. What a great building and statue.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

Great statue, JM!

biebkriebels said...

Those medicins did great discoveries in the past. We still have profits of that now.

William Kendall said...

An impressive set of statues!

Randy said...

I agree with Sharon, very nice indeed.

Photo Cache said...

i got vaccinated when we went to india a couple of years ago.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Tropical medicine the words make shudder. When I lived in Paoya New Guinea I found small cuts and abrasions that you would not give a second thought turned into big sores. And malaria was a constant hazard.

bailey-road.com said...

Cool statue.