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Title Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914-45 / edited by David Durnin and Ian Miller
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 224 pages) : maps
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Health and disease on the domestic front -- 1. ̀Every human life is a national importance': the impact of the First World War on attitudes to maternal and infant health / Fionnuala Walsh -- 2. The war and influenza: the impact of the First World War on the 1918 -- 19 influenza pandemic in Ulster / Patricia Marsh -- 3. Food, the Emergency and the lower-class Irish body, c. 1939 -- 45 / Bryce Evans -- 4. Alone among neutrals: Ireland's unique experience of tuberculosis during the Second World War / Anne MacLellan -- pt. II Health and political unrest -- 5. War on our doorstep: Temple Street Hospital and the 1916 Rising / Barry Kennerk -- 6. Ireland's British Army doctors and the treatment of Irish nationalists, 1916 -- 23 / David Durnin -- 7. The ̀report of a nightmare': hallucinating conflict in the political and personal frontiers of Ulster during the IRA border campaign of 1920 -- 22 / Fiachra Byrne -- pt. III Institutions and medical personnel -- 8. From front to home and back again: geographical networks of auxiliary medical care in the First World War / Ronan Foley -- 9. Hope and experience: nurses from Belfast hospitals in the First World War / Sean Graffin -- 10. War work on the home front: the Central Sphagnum Depot for Ireland at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, 1915 -- 19 / Clara Cullen -- 11. On the brink of universalism: the Emergency Hospital Services in Second World War Northern Ireland / Sean Lucey -- 12. Imperial continuities: Irish doctors and the British armed forces, 1922 -- 45 / Steven O'Connor -- 13. Migrants, medics, matrons: exploring the spectrum of Irish immigrants in the wartime British health sector / Jennifer Redmond
Summary This title 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 authors offer an original and focused intervention into a central, but so far unexplored, area of Irish medical history
Notes "This volume owes its origin to a workshop held in University College Dublin"--Acknowledgements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civil War (Ireland : 1922-1923)
War of Independence (Ireland : 1919-1921)
World War (1914-1918)
World War (1939-1945)
War -- Health aspects -- Ireland -- Congresses
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- Ireland -- Congresses
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Ireland -- Congresses
Medical care.
Ireland -- History -- Civil War, 1922-1923 -- Medical care -- Congresses
Ireland -- History -- War of Independence, 1919-1921 -- Medical care -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Durnin, David, editor
Miller, Ian, 1980- editor
ISBN 1526108224
1526120976 (electronic bk.)
9781526120977 (electronic bk.)