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
and tropical medicine in London. Qualifications:
M.D. [Malta, 1909]; D.P.H. [London]. Career:
Government Health Service ,
appointed Chief Government Medical Officer [1937-1945]. University of Malta - Professor of Hygiene and
Medicine [1920-1936]. Achievements:
During Italo-Abyssinian War in 1935 delivered lectures on medical
chemical warfare and treatment of casualties; during World War II
was responsible for the health services of the Islands. Nominated M.B.E. , O.B.E.
, C.M.G. ; made officer of the Crown of Italy for services
earthquake in Calabria, Sicily. Published several papers on
and historical subjects.
C. Savona-Ventura: Bernard,
Albert Victor. Maltese
biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J.
PIN, Malta, 1997, p.58.