Locmajor, a specialist in psychiatry and occupational medicine, was one of the most relevant figures in healthcare in the Balearic Islands.
the doctor Josep Thomas Monserrat (Lucmajor, 1934) died early on Friday 8 December in Palma at the age of 89. he lockmajor, Specialized in psychiatry and occupational medicinewas one of the most relevant figures on the topic Health care in the Balearic Islands Within decades. Thomas leaves behind an extensive resume, demonstrating an intense dedication and professionalism to the field of medicine.
Thomas studied medicine at University of Barcelona He graduated in 1959. In the same year, he joined the university Naval Health Corps He was appointed in 1961 to the Marina Hospital in Cartagena. In 1966 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Valencia with a thesis The medical-surgical work of Juan Creus y Manso. In the Navy he reached the rank of medical colonel.
Among his contributions to medicine was his introduction in 1965 of Hyperbaric medicine in Mallorca Being responsible for the Chambers of the Maritime Sector of the Balearic Islands (1965-1990) and for Red Cross Palma (1980-93). In 1980, he was appointed a full member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Palma, and since 1994 he has been an honorary director of the American Medical and Hygienic Association. He was also a member of the steering committee of the Practical Encyclopedia of Medicine and Health of the Balearic Islands and a collaborator on The Great Encyclopedia of Mallorcaedited by Sira Collection.
In 2003 he was awarded the Collegiate Order of Merit Official College of Medicine of the Balearic IslandsIn 2004, he was appointed an honorary member of the Balearic Society of Occupational Medicine. In 2003 he participated in the collective book Matteo J.B. Orfila. Between power and knowledge. Recently, the news has just become known that at the age of 89 he won the Camilo José Cela Prize for Medical Humanities, which is awarded annually by the Scientific Council COMIB in memory of the Nobel Prize.
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