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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

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

Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. vol.56 no.3 Campinas May/June 2006 



Dr. Marcos Pedro Canassa - *29/06/1950 – 29/06/2005



After more than 3 years living with the disease, our dearest colleague Marcos Pedro Canassa has passed away on July 7, 2005.

Son of Pedro Canassa and Elena Arduini Canassa, he was born in Conquista, MG. His family moved to Uberaba when he was four years old and there he finished elementary school.

Dr. Canassa graduated in 1977 from the School of Medicine Triângulo Mineiro (FMTM), currently Federal University Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM). He was part of the first group of Physicians in Specialization in Anesthesiology of the Teaching Hospital, UFRJ (1978-1979). With satisfaction and happily he used to remember CET members who prepared him: Drs. Bento Gonçalves, Calasans, Carmen, Drumond, Peter Spiegel, as well as those from the next generation, Luiz Bomfim and Fabiano. In 1980 he was the first in a federal public contest to integrate the recently created Anesthesiology Service of FMTM's Teaching Hospital (TH). He was a major stimulator of the implementation of Residence in Anesthesiology in FMTM,s TH (MEC), started in 1980, and afterward of the specialization (SBA). In 1980 and 1981, he brilliantly completed the tests to obtain TEA, today TSA.

In 1981 we have together attended the 1st Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation course (RCPC) organized by Drs. Masami Katayama and John Cook Lane in the Bosch Hospital, Campinas. We returned to this same course in 1982 and 1985, already with the Mega station.

On January 8, 1983 he married Ivonete de Faria Canassa and had two children: Paulo Guilherme, who made one of his father's dream come true when entering FMTM in 2003, and Ana Luisa. With clear and pitched voice, he was often master of ceremonies in social meetings, having presented radio music programs.

With sound moral principles, at the end of his life he incisively refused to accept the orientation of using cannabis sativa for pain relief.

With the passing away of our friend Canassa we have lost not only an exemplary professional, but also examples of citizenship and of a free and morally untouched man.


Nilson de Camargos Roso, TSA, M.D.
Co-Responsable for CET of FMTM's HE

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