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Portrait details: painted by Luciano Micallef, 1993

Giuseppe Hyzler

Professor of Forensic Medicine


Born:
Valletta, 18/09/1886; died: 24/10/1953. Education: Lyceum and University of Malta; attended postgraduate studies in Naples and Rome. Qualifications: M.D. [Malta, 1924]. Career: University of Malta - Professor of Forensic Medicine 1927-1947; assistant Professor of Surgery; served as examiner in anatomy, surgery, mental disease. Achievements: represented Malta at the International Congress of Forensic Medicine in Florence [1927]; served in several government boards including the Medical Board, the Leprosy Board, the Council of Health, and the Contracts Committee. Was active in politics joining the U.P.M. [1919] contesting unsuccessfully the 1921 elections; elected to parliament representing the PN in 1932; in 1945 nominated to executive council and represented the Camera Medica in National Assembly to draft the new constitution; 1947-1951 formed new political party – Democratic Action Party – and was elected to parliament, retired from politics in 1951.
References: M.J. Schiavone: Hyzler, Giuseppe. Maltese biographies of the twentieth century [eds. M.J. Schiavone; L.J. Scerri]. PIN, Malta, 1997, p.349.

 
   
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