details: Painted by
Raymond Pitre`; commission by subscription of colleagues and friends.
Pathologist and Lecturer in Forensic
17/02/1927; died: 1999. Education: Lyceum [1938-43]; University of
[1945-52]; subsequently specialised in clinical pathology at the
Medical School in London; British Council Scholar [1959-60]. Qualifications:
Ph.C. [Malta, 1948]; M.D. [Malta, 1952]; D.C.P. [London, 1960]; D.M.J.
1963]; F.C. Path. [U.K., 1973]; F.C.Path.Aust. [Aust., 1984]. Career: Government Health
Service – Assistant Resident
Medical Officer [1952-55]; Temporary Junior Pathologist [1956-61];
[1961-1977]. Acted as medicolegal expert in law courts. University of Malta – Demonstrator in
Pathology & Bacteriology [1954-59]; Lecture in Forensic Medicine
[1959-1977]. Dismissed from both
clinical and academic posts in 1977 and emigrated to Australia;
Malta in 1987 and re-appointed Lecturer in Forensic Medicine and
director of the Institute of Forensic Studies. Achievements:
Medical Trade-union matters acting as Hon. Secretary Medical Officers
[1961-64], member of MOU council after 1964, and president of the Malta
Federation of Professional Bodies; also served on Council of the
Medical Association [Malta Branch] [1962-64] and on the Malta Medical
Member of several professional associations including the British
Association, the British Academy of Forensic Studies, the Association
Clinical Pathologists, the International Academy of Legal Medicine and
Societe de Medecine legale et de Criminologie. Founder member of the
Pathologists of London. Appointed chairman of the National Bioethics
Consultative Committee .
Joseph Louis. Malta Who’s Who 1965. A Biographical
dictionary. Progress Press,
Malta, 1965, p.139; C. Savona-Ventura:
Louis. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J.
Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.326-327.