RAMI seminar: A Dublin Hospital on the Western Front

‘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.

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures

Tuesday 13th the Royal College of Physicians Ireland will host a day of lectures focusing on World War I in the morning and afternoon.

From 16:30 – 17:10 will take place presentations of the Kirkpatrick History of Medicine Award Lectures and the reception and presentation of the award itself.

For more information and detail on how to book a place please click on the following link:

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures