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Portrait details: Painted by Luciano Micallef, 1994

Albert Victor Bernard

Professor of Preventive Medicine

Born:
Valletta, 14/03/ 1885; died: 20/06/1955. Education: Flores College; University of Malta; followed postgraduate course in hygiene and tropical medicine in London. Qualifications: M.D. [Malta, 1909]; D.P.H. [London]. Career: Government Health Service [1909], appointed Chief Government Medical Officer [1937-1945]. University of Malta - Professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine [1920-1936]. Achievements: During Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935 delivered lectures on medical aspects of chemical warfare and treatment of casualties; during World War II planned and was responsible for the health services of the Islands. Nominated M.B.E. [1919], O.B.E. [1928], C.B.E. [1941], C.M.G. [1945]; made officer of the Crown of Italy for services after earthquake in Calabria, Sicily. Published several papers on medical health and historical subjects. 
References:
C. Savona-Ventura: Bernard, Albert Victor. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.58.



 
   
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