Ireland


President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill in the Oval Office, with (l to r) Bennett “Champ” Clark, J. Hardin Peterson, John Rankin, Paul Cunningham, Edith N. Rogers, J.M. Sullivan, Walter George, John Stelle, Robert Wagner, (unknown), and Alben Barkley; June 22, 1944. Public Domain
Speaker Jackie Uí Chionna (NUI Galway) Title The G.I. Bill and American Medical Students at University College Galway, 1946–1966 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 Acknowledged as one of the most […]

The G.I. Bill and American Medical Students at University College ...


The Medical Missionary of Mary, June 1960
Speaker Ailish Veale (Trinity College Dublin) Title The dual training of medical missionaries, 1940-1960 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 Prior to 1936 Catholic nuns were forbidden by Canon law from […]

The Dual Training of Medical Missionaries, 1940-1960


Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo by By Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Speaker Professor Greta Jones (University of Ulster) Title The Irish Response to Flexner and the Transformation of American Medical Education in the Twentieth Century 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 Following […]

The Irish Response to Flexner and the Transformation of American ...



Adelaide Hospital nurses in class, n.d.
Speaker Robbie Roulston (University College Dublin) Title The Adelaide Hospital and Upholding Protestant Healthcare in Ireland 1950-1972 Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 3 April 2014 Summary This paper has emerged out of research into the the Church of Ireland’s approach, during the 1950s and 1960s, to medicine, […]

The Adelaide Hospital and Upholding Protestant Healthcare in Ireland 1950-1972


Female Reproductive System: Menstrual Cycle, Endometrium During Cycle, & Uterus Cross Section. Hand-drawn sketch by Dr A. Kent Christensen (University of Michigan Medical School)
Speaker Professor Mary Daly (University College Dublin Title Rhythm and Blues – Natural Family Planning in Ireland, 1930s-1980s Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 6 February 2014 Summary The typical historiography of contraception in Ireland focuses on well-known landmarks such as the 1935 Criminal Law Amendment […]

Rhythm and Blues – Natural Family Planning in Ireland, 1930s-1980s


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