Yearly Archives: 2013


A foppish medical student smoking a cigarette, a tankard is on top of his medical books; denoting a cavalier attitude. Lithograph, 1854. Wellcome Library, London
Speaker Dr Laura Kelly (CHOMI, UCD). Title “Some of these Gentlemen may be a little Wild”: Irish Medical Student Culture, Gentility and Professional Identity, c.1830-1900 Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 7 November 2013 Summary In 1831, sixteen-year-old Robert Thompson from Kilkenny began his medical […]

Irish Medical Student Culture, Gentility and Professional Identity, c.1830-1900


Speaker Dr Sean Lucey (Queen’s University Belfast) Title Municipal Health Care and Maternity and Child Welfare in Inter-War Belfast Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 17 October 2013 Summary: Maternity and Child Welfare in Inter-War Belfast In 1935 the Medical Officer for Health for Belfast, […]

Maternity and Child Welfare in Inter-War Belfast


'Close up cow' by Paul Stephenson, 3 October 2007 (CC BY 2.0)
Speaker Dr Juliana Adelman (St Patrick’s College Drumcondra) Title Cows, Contagion and Sanitation in Victorian Dublin Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 26 September 2013 Summary This paper examines the relationship between humans and animals and specifically how the animal economy of the city of Dublin […]

Cows, Contagion and Sanitation in Victorian Dublin




Speaker Professor Joseph Ziegler (University of Haifa) Title Physiognomy and the Rise of Scientific Observation c. 1500 Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 28 February 2013 Summary This paper explores physiognomy during the Middle Ages. Physiognomy belongs to a group of practices, including medicine, that […]

Physiognomy and the Rise of Scientific Observation c. 1500. Professor ...