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Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, c.1850-1950

Laura Kelly


This book is the first comprehensive history of medical student culture and medical education in Ireland from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1950s. Utilising a variety of rich sources, including novels, newspapers, student magazines, doctors’ memoirs, and oral history accounts, it examines Irish medical student life and culture, incorporating students’ educational and extra-curricular activities at all of the Irish medical schools. The book investigates students' experiences in the lecture theatre, hospital, dissecting room and outside their studies, such as in ‘digs’, sporting ... More

Keywords: medical education, medical students, medical profession, Ireland, masculinity, religion, social mobility, universities, medical schools, student culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940599
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Kelly, author