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About Vital Brasil Vital Brazil Mineiro da Campanha, known as Vital Brazil (Portuguese pronunciation: ; April 28, 1865 in Campanha, Minas Gerais, Brazil – May 8, 1950) was a Brazilian physician, biomedical scientist and immunologist, internationally renowned for the discovery of the polyvalent anti-ophidic serum used to treat bítes of venomous snakes of the Crotalus, Bothrops and Elaps genera. He went on to be also the first to develop anti-scorpion and anti-spider serums. He was the founder of the Butantan Institute, a research center located in São Paulo, which was the first in the world dedicated exclusively to basic and applied toxicology, the science of venomous animals.

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Rank Name Total
2. Olavo de Carvalho 40572
3. Oswaldo Cruz 35981
4. Carlos Chagas 16002
5. Adolfo Lutz 16000
6. Vital Brasil 16000
7. Miguel Nicolelis 12000
8. Emídio Brasileiro 10545
9. Drauzio Varella 10000
10. Adib Jatene 6670

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Rank Name Total
20. Mohsen Sazegara 18086
21. Nikolai Amosov 17522
22. Carlos Chagas 16002
23. Adolfo Lutz 16000
24. Vital Brasil 16000
25. Henri Coanda 13556
26. Alfred Nobel 13529
27. Oktay Sinanoğlu 13161
28. M. Visvesvarayya 12532

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