2017 Portugal Figueiredo Postal Cards From Portugal

(Published: September, 2017, Volume 17, Number 3, Issue #45) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)

Portugal Figueiredo Postal Card Mint
Portugal Figueiredo Postal Card First Day Cover
Portugal Figueiredo Postal Card Sent To A Domestic Portugal Address
Portugal Figueiredo Postal Card Sent To The United States
António Carvalho de Figueiredo (1853-1917) was born and lived in the place of Barro, in Loures [a rural area near Lisbon, now mainly a suburban area of the portuguese capital] He graduated from the Medical-Surgical School of Lisbon in 1879 and was the first health subdelegate of the municipality of Loures. He stayed in office until his death. The Municipality where he was born, lived, exercised and died, has already recognized his career dedicated to the medicine, society and the ideals of the Republic [Portugal was a monarchy until 1910], immortalizing his memory in public spaces. However, very little is known about António Carvalho de Figueiredo, his life and his participation in society, as a physician and republican.

The Barro is situated on the banks of the floodplain of Loures, whose still and unhealthy waters were causes for the spread of diseases that António C. Figueiredo had to face, study and treat. He promoted the vaccination of children and adults, combated epidemics and developed research on mosquitoes and malaria. Previously he also studied sleep sickness.

The theses of L. Câmara Pestana and António F. Azevedo refer to the works by António C. Figueiredo. In commemoration of the centenary of his death (2017) we will remember António Carvalho De Figueiredo and his contributions to the social progress of Loures and to the Emergence of a new concept of public health, which will accompany the development of the municipality in the 20th century. We now bring some of the first results of this investigation