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Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920sOrigins, Education and Careers$
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Laura Kelly

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088353

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088353.001.0001

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Trends in the careers of Irish women doctors: emigration, marriage and the First World War

Trends in the careers of Irish women doctors: emigration, marriage and the First World War

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(p.135) 6 Trends in the careers of Irish women doctors: emigration, marriage and the First World War
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Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920s
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Laura Kelly

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088353.003.0007

This chapter examines the themes of emigration and marriage and how these affected the careers of Irish women medical graduates. Following this, the chapter investigates whether the First World War resulted in a change of opportunities for Irish women in medicine. Historiographically, the war is seen as a turning point in history, in that it inaugurated significant life and career changes for women. The war does not appear to have resulted in extra vacancies and career opportunities for women doctors. Rather, it appears that women graduating after the war had a far more difficult task than their predecessors in trying to find employment.

Keywords:   World War One, First World War, Emigration, Marriage, Women doctors

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