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Portrait details: Painted by E. Caruana Dingli, undated

Salvatore Cassar 

Professor of Surgery

Born: Birkirkara, 05/10/1861; died: 30/07/1938. Education: University of Malta. Qualifications: M.D. [Malta, 1886]. Career: Government Health Service - house surgeon at Civil Hospital [1887]; appointed Junior Visiting Surgeon [1895] and Senior Visiting Surgeon [1900-1926]. University of Malta - Professor of Surgery [1900-1926]. Achievements: considered "Father of Surgery" in Malta; played an active part in Maltese politics contesting for the Senate in 1927 in interests of the Constitution Party; appointed vice-president of Senate during Lord Strickland’s premiership. Also served as president to the Chamber of Medicine.

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.389; C. Savona-Ventura: Cassar, Salvatore. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.163; Portraits at the Medical School. Maltese Medical Journal, 1998, X[1]:p.48.


 
   
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