‘A Dublin Hospital on the Western Front’
by Joseph Harbison
Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology, TCD and St James Hospital
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, History of Medicine Section,
Wednesday 6th April 2016 at 6.15pm
Setanta House, (First Floor) Setanta Place, Dublin 2
In 1917 a group of Irish doctors volunteered to take over one of the temporary base hospitals in France, and the 13th Stationary Hospital became the 83rd (Dublin) General Hospital. The 17th / 83rd opened only a couple of months after the outbreak of war, and became a specialist unit for managing face and jaw injuries and eye injuries. It remained in operation until long after the 1918 armistice, even after the departure of its Irish staff.