Irish medical education and student culture, c.1850-1950
- Hardback | 296 pages
- 163 x 239 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
- 01 Mar 2018
- Liverpool University Press
- Liverpool, United Kingdom
- 11 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
1 The Medical School Marketplace, c.1850-1900
2 `Entering upon an Honourable and Important Profession': Irish
Medical Student Image and Representation in the Age of Medical Reform, c.1850-1900
3 Beginnings: Medicine and Social Mobility, c.1850-1950
4 Educational Experiences and Medical Student Life, c.1880-1920
5 `Boys to Men': Rites of Passage, Sport, Masculinity and Medical Student Culture, c.1880-1930
6 `This Feminine Invasion of Medicine': Women in Irish Medical Schools, c.1880-1945 1
7 Medical Education and Student Culture North and South of the Border, c.1920-1950
Anne Hanley, Social History of Medicine 'Drawing on a rich range of sources written by students, and focusing on their experiences, she repositions the student at the centre of medical education to give a `bottom-up' view of university, medical school, and hospital training and life that enriches our understanding of medical education in Ireland between 1850 and 1950. ... In reinstating the voices of male and female Irish medical students, Kelly offers a richer way of thinking about medical education.'
Keir Waddington, History of Education 'Laura Kelly has produced an impressive and valuable study of Irish medical students and their education between about 1850 and 1950. The book ranges widely. As might be expected, it examines the instructors, curricula, and teaching methods at the various medical schools, colleges, and hospitals located in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast. But the book also devotes much attention to the personal lives of medical students and to what Kelly calls their "culture".'
Bulletin of the History of Medicine 'The book achieves its stated aim of addressing a gap in the knowledge of the history of medical education in Ireland from the students' perspective. It should become a valuable resource on a topic that has not been researched in depth previously, although the impact of large-scale emigration of Irish doctors on medical education in Ireland might have merited a separate chapter. It will appeal to those with an interest in the history of medical education, educationalists and women in medicine, to social historians and to the Irish medical diaspora.'
Mike Collins, British Society for the History of Medicine Reviews
'Irish medical education and student culture, c.1850-1950 is much more than a survey of student life in Ireland. It delves into the darker side of a medical education, revealing tensions arising from class, gender, and generational change.'
Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin
About Laura Kelly