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Portrait details: Painted by Raymond Pitre`; presented to Medical School by Agius family in 1995.

Emmanuel Agius

Microbiologist

Born: Msida, 11/12/1911; died: 29/11/1993. Education: St. Paul's School, Valletta [1922-27]; University of Malta [1927-34]; continued postgraduate studies 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 - Resident Medical Officer in Government Hospitals [1934-36]; Assistant Bacteriologist M&H Department [1938-51]; Senior Bacteriologist [1952-75]. During 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 Parasitology [1948-75]; acting Professor of Pathology [1949-53]. Also served for some terms as member of the University Senate and the Faculty Board. Achievements: very active in British Medical Association [Malta Branch] filling various official posts [Hon. Secretary 1939-46; President 1947-48, 1955-56, 1960-61]; elected founder fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists [1964]. Was closely associated with the Institute Pasteur de Tunis et d’Algerie; served on the nomination committee for Nobel Prize award in Medicine [1953]; editor of the St. Luke's Hospital Gazette [1966-74]; published a number of publications related to bacteriology and parasitology in several referred journals besides a number of literary works. Was founder member and an active committee member of the British Culture Association and the Malta Cultural Institute; served as chairman of the Malta Geographical Society.
References: Agius, Emanuel. Malta Who’s Who 1965. A Biographical dictionary. Progress Press, Malta, 1965, p.4; C. Savona-Ventura: Agius, Emmanuel. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.10-11; Portraits at the Medical School. Maltese Medical Journal, 2000, 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 Malta Library.

 
   
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