History of Medicine Section, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

22/11/2017 in First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

The Great Famine, Trauma, and Madness

 Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin

 The talk will focus on two ways in which the Great Famine may have made life worse for survivors. The first is whether the Famine traumatized the Irish, individually and collectively.   The second is whether it increased the likelihood of mental illness, and particularly schizophrenia, in survivors; and indeed, by extension, in their descendants.

 All Welcome, particularly students

Starting at 6:15pm