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Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. vol.59 no.3 Campinas May/June 2009
Dr. Renato Ricardi Del Nero
On December 29, 2008, Dr. Renato Ricardi Del Nero died in São Paulo, SP, Brazil, at the age of 82.
Dr. Renato was born on November 25, 1926 in Pirassununga, São Paulo. He received his medical degree from the Medical School of the Universidade de São Paulo and joined the Anesthesiology residency program of the Hospital das Clínicas of USP. Since the beginning of his career he dedicated himself to social welfare, teaching, and the scientific aspects of his profession at the Hospital Central da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo where he received several awards due to his competency and dedication.
Dr. Del Nero received the title of Full Professor, and he was the Chief of the Anesthesiology Department of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo from 1965 to 1973. He was responsible for the Teaching and Training Center of the Brazilian Society of Anesthesiology of the Santa Casa de São Paulo. He was also the chief of the Anesthesiology Department of the former IAPC Hospital.
He taught theoretical and practical courses at the Medical Sciences School of the Santa Casa de São Paulo, and he was the vice-president of the Anesthesiology Society of São Paulo (SAESP). He was an active participant of anesthesiology congresses by giving lectures, and presenting and publishing studies. Dr. Del Nero valued ethics, modesty, love for teaching, and the guidance of colleagues, and he was always available to help anyone in need.
He was one of the pioneers of Anesthesiology in São Paulo, having taught hundreds of anesthesiologists.
He had a special way of transmitting his large experience and vast knowledge. Those who had the pleasure to know Dr. Del Nero can never forget his classes on Quantitative Anesthesiology in which he redid all the calculations studied by Lowe and emphasized them with sentences such as: "Being written in English is not enough to be the truth...", among others.
He left among us an example to be followed. May God reward in blessings that what he planted.
Dr Álvaro Saviano
Dr José Carlos Rittes