[Adolpho Lutz: a biographical sketch].Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2003 Jan-Apr; 10(1):13-83.HC
This article portrays the family origins and life story of Adolpho Lutz (1855-1940) up to his transfer to the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz in 1908. His life history is used as a motif for an analysis of the institution of pasteurian and tropical medicine in Brazil. His university and postgraduate study in German-speaking Europe are examined, as are his activities as a clinician and researcher on subjects related to helminthology, parasitology, veterinary medicine and bacteriology in the interior of São Paulo state; his stay at the Molokai leprosarium in Hawaii; and the medical controversies in which he participated as head of the Bacteriological Institute of São Paulo, especially those on cholera, dysenteries, typhoid fever, malaria and yellow fever.