Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45

Durnin David (Editor), Miller Ian (Editor)

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This book explores Irish experiences of medicine and health during the First and Second World Wars, the War of Independence and the Civil War. It examines the physical, mental and emotional impact of conflict on Irish political and social life, as well as medical, scientific and official interventions in Irish health matters. The contributors put forward the case that warfare and political unrest profoundly shaped Irish experiences of medicine and health, and that Irish political, social and economic contexts added unique contours to those experiences not evident in other countries. In pursuing these themes, the book offers an original and focused intervention into a central, but so far unexplored, theme in Irish medical history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Print)978-0719097850
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Nov 2016


  • medicine and conflict
  • medicine and war in Ireland
  • Irish medical history
  • history of medicine
  • 1916 Rising


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