History of Medicine

Section President:  Ms. Mary O’Doherty

Section Secretary: Dr. Susan Mullaney

Section Council Members: Patrick Plunkett, Frank Powell, Freddie Woods, Davis Coakley

Past President: Prof. Davis Coakley

Past Secretary: Prof. Alun Evans

The Section of the History of Medicine was established in 1956. As with the other sections this section is governed by a President and council, and hold regular meetings at which members present papers.  The founder of the Section was Dr. T.G. Wilson




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P. Froggatt

The demographic work of Sir William Wilde


Keywords William Wilde – Nineteenth-century Ireland – Census – Demography – Deaf mutism – Plaque

C. Lee

Chairman’s opening address at the Sir William Wilde Bi-Centenary Symposium


Keyword William Wilde Bi-Centenary Symposium

S. Mullaney

Sir William Wilde and provision for the blind in nineteenth-century Ireland


Keywords William Wilde – Blindness – Nineteenth-century Ireland – Census – Ophthalmia