Samuel Haughton Lecture 2010

Samuel Haughton Lecture 2010

22/01/2010 in Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin

Anatomists and Geometers

Thomas Clive Lee, MD, PhD, FRCSI, FRCSEd, CENG, FIEI, HRHA, RCSI, Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


This paper is concerned with the interactions between medics and biologists on the one hand, the ‘anatomists’ of the title, and ‘geometers’, or engineers and physicists, on the other. It was delivered as the 16th annual Samuel Haughton Lecture on 23rd January 2010 at the Bioengineering in Ireland conference in Malahide. The paper begins with Samuel Haughton, the father of Irish biomechanics, and then discusses how anatomists and geometers have cooperated to solve problems in the areas of bone adaptation, fatigue microdamage, osteoporosis, third-level education and even art.

Anatomists and Geometers: 16th Samuel Haughton Lecture of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

This being the sixteenth Samuel Haughton Lecture since its beginnings in 1995.

Meeting chaired by Kevin O’Kelly

Bronze Medal Winner: John Gleeson (RCSI)