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Portrait details: Painted by Raymond Pitre`, undated from original portrait by Willie Apap, 1948; donated to Medical School by his daughter Mrs. Maria Cuschieri

Joseph Ellul

Professor of Midwifery and Gynaecology

Born: Cospicua, 30/03/1888; died: 06/06/1958. Education: Seminary, Malta; University of Malta; pursued his postgraduate education in London, France, Germany and Italy. Qualifications: B.Sc. [Malta, 1910]; M.D. [Malta, 1913]; F.R.C.O.G. [U.K., 1928]. Career: Government Health Service –assistant medical officer at Civil Hospital [1914]; during World War I served as surgeon at Fort Delimara; appointed assistant in gynaecology [1917]; Junior Accoucher and Gynaecologist [1923] and Senior Accoucher and Gynaecologist [1930-1955]. University of Malta - Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Lecturer in Paediatrics [1922]; Professor of Midwifery and Gynaecology [1930-1955]; Professor Emeritus [1955]. Achievements: First Maltese to be elected Fellow to Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist [UK, 1934]; Member of the Royal Obstetrical Society of Italy; awarded O.B.E. [1949]; played an active part in Maltese politics becoming member of the National Executive of the Labour Party [1944], successfully contested the elections for Legislative Assembly [1947]. Served as delegate to the British Medical Association [Malta Branch] [1933].

References:  Portraits at the Medical School. Maltese Medical Journal, 1994, VI[2]:p.50; C. Savona-Ventura: Ellul, Joseph. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.238; F. Galea: Ellul, Joseph. Mexxejja Hassieba u Deputati Laburisti 1920-2000. S.K.S., Malta, 2000, p.104-105


 
   
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