Educated at the Lycee Gallieni, Tananarive, from 1921 to 1927, then in France where he qualified as a doctor. He did research in histochemistry at Montpellier from 1934 to 1938 and research on tuberculosis at the Pasteur Institute in Paris from 1937 to 1938.
On returning to Madagascar in 1938 he became chief research officer at the Pasteur Institute at Tananarive. He undertook research in haematology. In 1957 he was appointed head of the Public Health Service and in 1960 he became Director-General of Public Health. From 1965 to 1968 he was Inspector-General of the Public Health Services.
Brilliant medical scientist who rose to be Inspector-General of the Public Health Services. As head of the unique academy founded in 1902 he has done much to give it a high reputation throughout the Africa continent for its research in geology, climate, flora, fauna and the Malagasy language.