File: Portugal 1956

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  • Reference
      GB 133 JEF/1/6/2/5
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English  and Portuguese
  • Physical Description
      6 pieces

Scope and Content

When Egas Moniz, Portuguese Nobel Prize winning physician and neurologist, died at the end of 1955, Almeida Lima (a Portuguese neurosurgeon) invited Jefferson to represent World Neurology at a memorial for Egas Moniz. This file contains correspondence relating to that visit, and a cutting about a previous visit to Portugal by Jefferson for the International Congress of Neurology in 1953. 

  • /1 Letter from Almeida Lima, Centro de Estudos Egas Moniz, 3 February 1956 (2 sheets).
  • /2 Letter from Theresa Keegan 'Foreign University Interchange Scheme', with typescript notes on administrative and financial arrangements, 15 February 1956 (2 sheets), and copy reply, 20 February 1956.
  • /3 Copy replies to Almeida Lima, 10 February 1956 and 21 February 1956.
  • /4 Letter from Almeida Lima, 31 March 1956.
  • /5 Letter from Almeida Lima, 23 April 1956, with enclosed letter from the Academia das Ciencias (in Portuguese), 16 March 1956.
  • /6 Newspaper cutting titled 'O congresso de Neurologia' from Diario Popular. The article is about the fifth International Neurological Congress in Lisbon, with a cartoon of Jefferson, 12 September 1953. In Portuguese.