History of Medicine Section, May 2013

22/05/2013 in RCPI, Winter Hall, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2


Living Medical History Project – Recording the memories of Irish doctors over the last seventy years

The History of Medicine Section of the Royal Irish Academy of Medicine in Ireland has initiated a project called the Living Medical History Project which seeks to record the unique memories of medical practitioners worked in Ireland over the last for seventy years. Practitioners working in the 1940s and 1950s experienced a type of practice that has all but disappeared. They worked with diseases that are no longer common, such as polio and tuberculosis and in an environment that did not have MRI scanners, CT scanners, or in some cases, access to antibiotics.

Cardiac Surgery, General Practice, Medicine, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Public Health and Haematology are some of the specialties recorded to date