Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, History of Medicine Section (jointly with the RCSI)
Ears, Noses, Throats and Irish Independence
Wednesday 26th October 2016 6.15pm
First Floor, Setanta House,
Setanta Place, Dublin 2.
Sir Robert Woods, the first surgeon in Ireland to specialise solely in ENT, had an illustrious career which included presidency of the Royal College of Surgeons and receiving a knighthood. He became politicised during the Great War, being elected a Unionist Member of Parliament, and was involved in Anglo-Irish negotiations during secession. Woods’ protégé, Oliver St John Gogarty, not only established a successful ENT practice, but became a renowned author and poet, and was famous for his flamboyant theatrics in the operating room. He was a staunch Republican and Sinn Féiner who became a Senator in the fledgling Irish Free State.
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