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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7094On-line version ISSN 1806-907X

Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. vol.54 no.2 Campinas Mar./Apr. 2004 



João José de Cunto

(* 04/12/1930 - Bebedouro, SP - † 02/11/2003 - Ribeirão Preto, SP)



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Graduated with the first group of the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, in 1957, he was dedicated to Anesthesiology since his fourth year. He worked in Hospital São Francisco, Ribeirão Preto, since his graduation and his presence was crucial for the development of an anesthesiologists group which later gave rise to the Teaching and Training Center of Hospital São Francisco and Hospital Santa Lydia, Ribeirão Preto - CET/SBA. Dr. de Cunto, as people would kindly call him, had a true passion for pediatric conduction anesthesia, which has been his doctorate thesis in UNICAMP in 1974, under the title "Spinal anesthesia in pediatrics", in addition to several papers as author and co-author. Professional irradiating happiness and hope to those working with him, he has always enjoyed challenges. His presence among us in difficult specialty times was synonym of a safe port, the certainty that when everything seemed lost, de Cunto would come with a solution acquired along several years of practice in the specialty. All physicians in specialization deserved his attention and would receive his practical guidance. Their gratitude was later translated into several manifestations of care and admiration during our specialty meetings. In the 70s, he has deeply studied the improvement of inhalational anesthesia closed systems, using Dr. Kentaro Takaoka's ventilator as integral part of the circuit. For this achievement, he was granted the title of Meritorious Member of the Anesthesia Clinic of São Paulo. In June 28, 1983, he was granted the Title of Specialist in Anesthesiology. All your team members are missing you a lot; our working places are no longer so happy, but we are sure that, whenever you are, this place has become a little happier.

From your colleagues, siblings and wife, our thank you for the opportunity of living and learning with you.


Fernando Félix Tincani
Rua Toronto, 880 Jardim Canada
14024-230 Ribeirão Preto, SP

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