Portrait details: Painted
by Raymond Pitre`; presented
to Medical School by
Agius family in 1995.
died: 29/11/1993. Education: St. Paul's School, Valletta [1922-27]; University of Malta [1927-34]; continued
in Universities of Liverpool and London. Qualifications:
Ph.C. [Malta, 1930]; B.Sc. [Malta, 1931]; M.D. [Malta, 1934]; D.P.H. [Liverpool, 1937]; D.Bact. [London, 1938]; F.C.Path. [U.K., 1964]. Career: Government Health Service -
Medical Officer in Government Hospitals [1934-36]; Assistant
M&H Department [1938-51]; Senior Bacteriologist
World War II acted as Medical Superintendent to Mater Boni Consilii Emergency Hospital and the Birkirkara Emergency Hospital. University of Malta - Lecturer in Bacteriology and
[1948-75]; acting Professor of Pathology [1949-53]. Also served for
as member of the University Senate and the Faculty Board. Achievements: very
active in British Medical Association [Malta Branch] filling various
posts [Hon. Secretary 1939-46; President 1947-48, 1955-56, 1960-61];
fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists . Was closely
the Institute Pasteur de Tunis et d’Algerie; served on the nomination
for Nobel Prize award in Medicine ; editor of the St. Luke's
Gazette [1966-74]; published a
number of publications related to bacteriology and parasitology in
referred journals besides a number of literary works. Was founder
member and an
active committee member of the British Culture Association and the
Cultural Institute; served as chairman of the Malta Geographical
Who’s Who 1965. A Biographical dictionary. Progress Press, Malta, 1965, p.4; C. Savona-Ventura:
Emmanuel. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds.
Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.10-11; Portraits at the
Medical School. Maltese Medical Journal,
XII[1-2]:p.60; C. Savona-Ventura: Dr.
Emmanuel Agius – A bibliography. Faculty of Medicine and Surgery,
University of Malta, 2006, +10p.
Archival material: Personal archives donated by family to the
Pathology Department are held in the Archives Section of University of