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A medical history of Tralee 1763-2010 : evolving hospital care throught the prism of poverty and disease / Robert Fitzsimons.

By: Fitzsimons, Robert.
Publisher: Kerry : Robert Fitzsimons : 2021Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781399908030.Subject(s): Medicine -- Ireland -- Tralee -- History | Tralee (Ireland) -- HistoryDDC classification: 610.94196 Summary: Two hundred and fifty years of medicine, surgery, and many of the personnel who worked in them in County Kerry, are told through the story of the hospitals in Tralee. Famines, political upheavals, pandemics, epidemics, and the vast amount of 'ordinary' disease are the canvas on which the people pf this county struggled to make life better despite an imperfect understanding of the diseases they were treating. There are many parallels with the recent Covid 19 pandemic, and the contrast with the 19th to 21st century responses both puts our good fortune into perspective, and highlights the quiet heroism of those early practitioners. The main part of the book concludes with the opening of Tralee General hospital, now Kerry University hospital, although I have included a chapter on my own path into Paediatrics, and some of the developments of that service in the new hospital. - Book cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Two hundred and fifty years of medicine, surgery, and many of the personnel who worked in them in County Kerry, are told through the story of the hospitals in Tralee. Famines, political upheavals, pandemics, epidemics, and the vast amount of 'ordinary' disease are the canvas on which the people pf this county struggled to make life better despite an imperfect understanding of the diseases they were treating. There are many parallels with the recent Covid 19 pandemic, and the contrast with the 19th to 21st century responses both puts our good fortune into perspective, and highlights the quiet heroism of those early practitioners. The main part of the book concludes with the opening of Tralee General hospital, now Kerry University hospital, although I have included a chapter on my own path into Paediatrics, and some of the developments of that service in the new hospital. - Book cover.

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