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Portrait details: Painted by Mascare Souville, 1924; Text on portrait reads: MELITENSIS PRIMUS "LEGIONS HONORIS" CRUCE CONDECORATUS-INTER EQUITES CORONAEITALIAE, ADLETUS-PUBLICAE GALLIAE INSTRUCTIONIS "OFFICIALIS-SALUTAUN AERTEM IN MELITENSI ATHENAEO DOCUIT-IBIQUE IN QUINQUE MEDICINAE DISCIPLINIS QUAESITOR-MORBI "ENCEFALITIS LETARGICA" NUNCUPATI NATURAM ANNO 1920 INVENDIT-ECUSDEMQUE SPECIMEN EULGAVIT 1922

Alphonse Portelli Carbone

Physician

Born: 1863; died: 10/08/1932. Education: University of Malta; followed postgraduate studies in midwifery in the Rotunda Hospital of Dublin, Ireland; Qualifications: M.D. [Malta, 1883]; L.M. [Dublin, 1893]. Career: Government Health Service - visiting physician at the Central Hospital and the Infectious Disease Hospital; acting accoucher and gynaecologist at the Civil Hospital. Member of the Lunatic Asylum Board and the Prison Visitor's Board; district medical and sanitary officer. Achievements: during his stay in Dublin published a case report and discussion entitled Acute Yellow Atrophy of the Liver in Pregnancy; was the first practitioner to use the rock-oil treatment in Malta and introduced the use of anti-toxin treatment of diphtheria in Malta [1895]; referred young children bitten by rabid dogs for treatment by Louis Pasteur in Paris; during World War I appointed physician to French Navy and awarded Legion d'Honneur.
References:
  A. Macmillan [ed.]: Biographical Notes – Malta. Malta and Gibraltar Illustrated.Historical and Descriptive, Commercial and Industrial, Facts, Figures and Resources. Collingridge, London, 1915, p.395; C. Savona-Ventura: Portelli Carbone, Alphonse. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.460; Portraits at the Medical School. Maltese Medical Journal, 1998, X[2]:p.5. The Daily Malta Chronicle and Garrison Gazette, 12th February 1895.

 
   
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