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1711 - 1870

1711

First medical building opened on August 16. The Building stood on a site now occupied by the Berkeley Library.

1713

Death of Sir Patrick Dun, a leading physician in Dublin and former President of the College of Physicians of Ireland. He left a substantial bequest, part of which was used to support the appointment of three professors.

1757

Rotunda Hospital, the first charitable maternity hospital in these islands, opened.

1761

George Cleghorn appointed Professor of Anatomy and Chirurgery. He is credited with the first description of infectious hepatitis.

1813

James Macartney appointed Professor of Anatomy and Chirurgery. He helped establish the fame of the medical school and he had a major influence on students such as Stokes, Graves and Corrigan.

1825

Building of a new medical school known as Macartney's Medical School at the west end of the College.

1826

Coombe Lying-In Hospital founded.

1827

1827 Robert James Graves appointed Professor of the Institutes of Medicine (physiology/pathology). Graves achieved renown on both sides of the Atlantic as a clinical teacher as well as for his description of hyperthyroidism.

1827

William Montgomery appointed first Professor of Midwifery (obstetrics). Montgomery wrote a classic book on pregnancy and delivery in 1837.

1832

Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital established as a teaching hospital with funds derived from the Sir Patrick Dun's bequest.

1840

William Stokes elected Regius Professor of Physic. He is acknowledged internationally as one of the founders of cardiology.

1849

Robert William Smith appointed Professor of Surgery. He described Smith's fracture of the wrist and he wrote the first detailed description of neurofibromatosis.

1864

Work began on erecting several new buildings for the medical school. The work proceeded over 30 years and resulted in the fine range of buildings now facing College Park on the west side.

1870

Diploma of State Medicine (preventative medicine) established. It was the first in Ireland and Great Britain.


Last updated 21 September 2016 by Tercentenary (Email).