History of Medicine Section, April 2016

19/04/2016 in Setanta House, (First Floor),

A Dublin Hospital on the Western Front
Joseph Harbison, Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology, TCD and St James Hospital

In 1917 a group of Irish doctors volunteered to take over one of the temporary base hospitals in France, and the 13th Stationary Hospital became the 83rd (Dublin) General Hospital. The 17th / 83rd opened only a couple of months after the outbreak of war, and became a specialist unit for managing face and jaw injuries and eye injuries. It remained in operation until long after the 1918 armistice, even after the departure of its Irish staff.

RAMI ‘A Dublin Hospital on the western Front’ _Hist Med