BRAZILIAN RULERS NOT BELIEVED IN THE ABILITY OF OSWALDO CRUZ
“In the country there isn’t a competent technician to direct it.”
The Baron Pedro Afonso, director of the Serum Therapy Institute, wrote to the Dr. Emile Roux, director of the Institute Pasteur, Paris, France, referring to the National Institute Serotherapy, founded in 1900, in the farm of Manguinhos, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro , current Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
The response of Dr. Roux was: “One of my best technician, more qualified, lives in Rio de Janeiro and is called Oswaldo Cruz!”
Oswaldo Cruz: “The knowledge against ignorance, the health against disease, the life against death … A thousand reflections of the Enduring Battle at which we are all involved …”
In diplomatic mission in 1907, met with President of the United States of North America, Franklin Roosevelt, to ensure that the American fleet in war maneuvers, could disembark in Rio de Janeiro without fear of yellow fever.
Oswaldo Cruz is a Brazilian hero who made Europe to bend before the BRAZIL.