History of Medicine

Section President: Prof. Davis Coakley      DCOAKLEY@tcd.ie

Section Secretary: Prof. Alun Evans, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Public Health, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Institute of Clinical Science B, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, United Kingdom     a.evans@qub.ac.uk

Section Council Members: Mary O’Doherty, Patrick Plunkett, Frank Powell, Freddie Woods, Susan Mullaney

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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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

P. Froggatt

The demographic work of Sir William Wilde


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