Samuel Haughton Lecture 1999

30/01/1999 in Tulfarris House Hotel, Blessington

From Heel to Toe

Michael M. Stephens, MSc (Bioeng), FRSCI, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin 7. Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin 11. The Children’s Hospital, Temple¬†Street, Dublin 1. The Central Remedial Clinic, Dublin 3.


The Council of the section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland have bestowed upon me a great honour in asking me to deliver the 5th Samuel Haughton Lecture. I sincerely appreciate this and I shall endeavour in this lecture in some small way to continue the philosophy of this truly remarkable man, the Reverend Dr. Samuel Haughton ( 1821-1897). This annual tribute to such an Irish genius is so appropriate to the section of Bioengineering since he brought together, like this group does, the various sciences of mathematics, engineering, anatomy, medicine and surgery. In this way experts in these fields are brought together to learn from each other which can, but only, increase an individual’s knowledge of another person’s expertise. This is the way new advances can be made.

From heel to toe

This being the fifth presentation of the Samuel Haughton Lecture since its beginnings in 1995.

Meeting chaired by Clive Lee

Bronze Medal Winner: John Rice  (Cappagh Hospital)