Speaker Dr James McGeachie (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster) Chair Dr Fiachra Byrne (UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title A Network of Enterprises and a Centre of Calculation: Becoming Sir William Wilde Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine […]

Becoming Sir William Wilde


Speaker Dr Rosemary Wall (University of Hull) Chair Dr David Durnin (UCD Centre for the History Medicine) Title The British Red Cross in 1916: Conscription, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 6 October 2016 Summary […]

The British Red Cross in 1916


Speaker Dr Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University) Chair Dr Fiachra Byrne (UCD Centre for the History of Medicine) Title The Tenuous Relationship Between Gender Health and Work in Britain and America, c.1860–1960 Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 3 March 2016 Summary This paper looks at […]

Gender Health and Work in Britain and America, 1860–1960



Speaker Dr Alice Mauger Chair Dr Catherine Cox (Director, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 4 February 2016 Summary How did Irish […]

The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care ...


His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland, Most Rev. Edward J. Byrne. Source: Thirty First International Eucharistic Congress: A pictorial record (Dublin 1932)
Speaker Dr Lindsey Earner-Byrne (University College Dublin) Chair Dr Catherine Cox (Director, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title ‘Dear Father my health is broken down’: Writing health in Irish charity letters, 1922-1940 Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 18 September […]

Writing Health in Irish Charity Letters, 1922-1940




Speaker Professor John Harley Warner (Yale) Title Student Work: Collective Identity, Belonging, and the American Medical School Event Keynote paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary Professor John Harley Warner’s paper examines identity […]

Student Work: Collective Identity, Belonging, and the American Medical School


A surgeon letting blood from a woman's arm, and a physician examining a urine-flask. Oil painting by a Flemish painter, 18th (?) century. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
Speaker Dr Michael Brown (Roehampton University) Title Teaching Compassion – Surgical Education and the Inculcation of Moral Values in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary It is often […]

Teaching Compassion – Surgical Education and the Inculcation of Moral ...


Forceps delivery as shown by William Smellie, 1792 . Public Domain.
Speaker Nathalie Sage Pranchere (Paris-Sorbonne University) Title Midwives’ and Medical Students’ Clinical Obstetric Training in Nineteenth-Century France Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary This paper intends to shed some light on […]

Midwives’ and Medical Students’ Clinical Obstetric Training in Nineteenth-Century France



An 1856 lithograph of the Selimiye barracks as a hospital for British wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale led an nursing expedition to the hospital in 1854. Public Domain.
Speaker Dr Claire Jones (King’s College London) Title Hygiene, Antiseptic and Aseptic Pedagogy and Practice in British Nursing, c. 1870 – 1900 Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary The introduction of […]

Hygiene, Antiseptic and Aseptic Pedagogy and Practice in British Nursing, ...