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Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920s: Origins, Education and Careers

Laura Kelly


This book is the first comprehensive history of Irish women in medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the debates surrounding women's admission to Irish medical schools, the geographical and social backgrounds of early women medical students, their educational experiences and subsequent careers. It is the first collective biography of the 760 women who studied medicine at Irish institutions in the period and, in contrast to previous histories, puts forward the idea that women medical students and doctors were treated fairly and often favourably by the Iris ... More

Keywords: Medicine, Ireland, Women doctors, Women physicians, Medical education, Medical students, Women physicians, Irish universities, Irish medical schools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088353
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Kelly, author