© 2010

Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750–1970

  • Catherine Cox
  • Maria Luddy

About this book


Exploring aspects of Irish medical history, from the nature and proposed remedies for various illnesses in eighteenth century Ireland, to the treatment of influenza in twentieth-century Ireland, this book shows how the cultures of medical care evolved over three centuries.


eighteenth century health psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Cox
    • 1
  • Maria Luddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for the History of MedicineUniversity CollegeDublinIreland
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

About the editors

MICHAEL CLARK Visiting Lecturer, the Department of English Language and Literature, King's College London, UK CATHERINE COX Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland MARY E. DALY Principal, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland LINDSEY EARNER-BYRNE Lecturer in Modern Irish History, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin, Ireland CAITRÍONA FOLEY History PhD Graduate and Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, University College Dublin, Ireland JAMES KELLY Head of the History Department, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Ireland GEORGINA LARAGY Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland MARIA LUDDY Professor of Modern Irish History, University of Warwick, UK LEANNE MCCORMICK Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History, the University of Ulster, UK JAMES MCGEACHIE Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Belfast, UK PAULINE PRIOR Lecturer in Social Policy, Queen's University Belfast, UK CLÍONA RATTIGAN Teaching Fellow, the University of Warwick, UK

Bibliographic information


'...a rich collection of insightful essays...The collection is an excellent contribution to Irish medical history and what is particularly striking about it is that the majority of chapters are concerned with the experiences of ordinary patients and practitioners. Importantly, the volume is further evidence of scholarly movement away from the 'great men' tradition and instititutional histories of the past.' - Laura Kelly, National University of Ireland, Galway, Social History of Medicine