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Medical Collections

TCD MUN/MED uncatalogued correspondence

TCD MUN/MED uncatalogued correspondence

The Manuscripts and Archives Research Library houses a rich collection of material relating to the history and development of medicine in Ireland. The material includes 16th-century Barber Surgeons records; 18th-century discourses on diseases such as "the Kings Evil"; the papers of individuals such as Dorothy Price and W.J.E. Jessop as well as the archives of Dr Steevens’ and the Adelaide hospitals. Other highlights of the collection include:

  • A quarter of the hundred or so medical manuscripts in the Irish language that survive from the period 1400-1700
  • The records of Trinity College’s School of Medicine founded in 1711
  • The Adelaide Hospital collection including the papers of the Adelaide Hospital School of Nursing

Catalogues and Bibliography

Catalogues for individual collections are available in the reading room of the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library.

E. Gittins, "Research Resources for the History of Medicine at Trinity College Library", Irish Archives: Journal of the Irish Society for Archives (Winter 2008).

G.M. Fealy, The Adelaide Hospital School of Nursing 1859-2009: A Commemorative History (Dublin, 2009)