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Temple Street Hospital and the 1916 Rising
Barry Kennerk

, the medical profession (internationally) faced a dilemma between the desire to reduce or eliminate suffering and the need to carry out painful surgery. 52 This was a particularly prescient issue when it came to treating children and adolescents – those who society deemed to be most vulnerable and endangered. From the late nineteenth century, it was considered

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
Distinguishing capacity-restoring and capacity-increasing technologies
Jean-François Caron

surgery, and hearing implants to correct optical or auditory deficiencies, as well as replacement limbs and the use of medication to correct erectile dysfunction or to treat dwarfism with human growth hormones, can be seen as medical ways to restore someone's capacities to what is considered normal. Even sports organizations allow some of their athletes to use drugs in order to correcting medical problems that prevent them from

in A theory of the super soldier
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David Durnin
Ian Miller

’ . 11 See, for instance, Dwork, War Is Good for Babies . 12 See J. M. Winter, The Great War and the British People (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1985), pp. 103–248. 13 R. Cooter, Surgery and Society in Peace

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
British relief in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–71
Rebecca Gill

made him Head Inspector at Pont-à-Mousson and placed everyone under his orders. 35 For specialists in military medicine and surgery, the Franco-Prussian War provided an unparalleled opportunity for the practical application of innovative techniques and technologies, and for close surveillance of developments in Continental warfare. This knowledge was relayed to

in Calculating compassion
Jean-Hervé Bradol
Marc Le Pape

for war surgery. On 20 October 1990, MSF representatives accessed the rebel-held area through Mirama Hills without meeting any obstacles on the Ugandan side. Officers of the rebellion’s military wing across the border prohibited visitors from entering both the area and their field hospital and declined all offers of medical assistance: He

in Humanitarian aid, genocide and mass killings
Irish doctors and the British armed forces, 1922–45
Steven O’Connor

dispensary post in Southern Ireland. Consequently he decided to look for medical work in Britain. By early 1939 he grew dissatisfied with his job in a London surgery and opted to take a short-service commission in the Royal Air Force (RAF). He was quickly disappointed by the ‘seaside suburbia’ that was his first posting: ‘at this point, bad as it may sound, I was actually looking

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
Geographical networks of auxiliary medical care in the First World War
Ronan Foley

literal scarring of front-line troops. Large-scale facial injuries and a wide range of amputations (where not fatal) led to an increased demand for new forms of prosthetic medical surgery. 16 Yet as Leo van Bergen and others argue, minor casualties and illness were as much a part of the narrative as more dramatic and documented wounds, and these were the raw material that were transported along

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
David Durnin

near Drumlish and subsequent surgery in Longford. Myles treated Brady and locked him ‘into presses and other places of concealment when the place was being searched by Black and Tans and other British forces’. 57 Michael O'Dea, an Irish volunteer wounded during the Easter Rising, also recalled that he remained in hospital for three weeks under Myles's care, whom, he said, ‘did

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
The Emergency Hospital Services in Second World War Northern Ireland
Seán Lucey

Influence of the European War on Surgery in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland War History. File No. 12 Medical Health Services Act’, undated. 77 Greer, Territorial Politics and Health Policy , p. 161. 78 This

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
The Central Sphagnum Depot for Ireland at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, 1915–19
Clara Cullen

. 34 J. B. Porter, ‘Sphagnum moss for use as a surgical dressing: its collection, preparation and other details’, Canadian Medical Association Journal , 13 (March 1917), 201–20; J. B. Porter, ‘Sphagnum surgical dressings’, International Journal of Surgery , 30 (May 1917), 129–35; Johnson, ‘Sphagnum’, pp. 3–6; Hotson

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45