Jorge Marçal da Silva


Jorge Marçal da Silva was born on June 30, 1878 and died at the age of 51, on May 15, 1929, in the city of Lisbon, where he always lived. He married Irma Leite Mendes on July 26, 1905, and they had four children, Maria Luiza, Jorge, Manoel and Octávio.


He studied at the Escola Médico-Cirúrgica de Lisboa (Medical-Surgical School of Lisbon), joined the military service while still a student and after finishing his medical course in 1902, he was a surgeon at Hospital de São José, Hospital do Desterro and at Hospital D. Estefânia, where he assumed the position of Director infirmary in the 1920s. He was professor of Anatomy and Physiology between 1920 and 1928 at the Professional School of Nursing, Hospital de São Lázaro de Lisboa, where he was Director from 1924 until 1928.

During the years of the First World War, from 1916 to 1919, he was also an army surgeon at the Hospital Militar Permanente de Lisboa (Lisbon Military Hospital, also known as Hospital Militar Central or da Estrela).

He practiced private medicine in the district of ​​Arroios, Lisbon, where he lived.

Although the origin of his interest in photography is unknown, his training path, exercise of professional and military activity, took place in institutions and professional / social circles, in which the photographic practice in stereoscopy was already widely disseminated.


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