Medical student culture


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