Visit Egas Moniz House-Museum
Friday, September 27
Guided tour to Egas Moniz House Museum (Nobel Prize for Medicine) in Avanca
18:00H Arrival at the hotels
If you are interested, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make your and a companion’s free reservation.
(The visit will take place if there is a minimum of 25 visitors)
EGAS MONIZ (António Caetano de Abreu Freire) was born in Avanca on November 29, 1874 and died in Lisbon on December 13, 1955, having received the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 27, 1947.
Egas Moniz, because he was a nonconformist about current concepts, did not cross his arms about immobility and in June 1927 Cerebral Angiography was a reality. This new method was designed to provide Neurologists with a clinical research aid primarily in the study of neoplasms. About her tells us Egas Moniz:
“When in June 1927, for the first time I could see the arteries of the brain through the thick bones of the skull, I had one of the greatest dazzles of my life.”
In collateral manifestations of his multiform methods, he was noted as a remarkable Speaker and Lecturer, an attractive and simple writer, where among so many works “Confidences of a Scientific Researcher” and “Our House” invite us to reflect upon meditation. Informed ethnographer, Biographer, Industrialist and Art Collector, the House Museum of which he is a patron and who wanted to bequeath to all Portuguese is the testimony of his skills in these fields.