Medical profession


Saint George's Hospital, London: the dissecting room with students and lecturers, including Henry Gray. Wellcome Images.
Speaker Professor Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham) Title Portrait of the medical student as a young man – caricatures, realism and airbrushed history, c.1825-1939 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 […]

Portrait of the medical student as a young man – ...


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