Cushendall Cottage Hospital 1885 by Helen McAlister

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 8 (1980).  It is re-presented here with additional photographs and hyperlinks.                       Larne Times 5th June 1915     MEDICAL OFFICERS 1885 Dr. John W. Fogarty 1903 Dr. Michael John O’Kane 1929 Dr. Alex J. McSparran 1973 Dr. John G. McSparran MATRONS 1885 Sister Katherine McDonnell. … Read more

JAMES MACDONNELL,MD (1763-1845) by Peter Froggatt

This article first appeared in The Glynns Volume 9 (1981).  It is re-produced here with additional photographs and hyperlinks. INTRODUCTION James MacDonnell, the “father of Belfast medicine”, was a polymath, kin to the Earls of Antrim. Co-founder of the Belfast Dispensary and Fever Hospital (in 1792), the direct ancestor of the Royal Victoria Hospital; first … Read more

BOOK REVIEWS ‘ROOMS OF TIME : MEMORIES OF ULSTER PEOPLE’ by Cahal Dallat and Faith Gibson

Hugh A Boyd:- This book is dedicated to the many elderly people and children who have come together in sharing their history and heritage. It is carrying water to the river to state that both Mr. Dallat and Mrs. Gibson are eminently qualified to write this book. Mr. Dallat has served on committees and councils … Read more

BOOK REVIEW: Burns, Cecil: PAUPER TO PATIENT: A History of the Route Hospital, Ballymoney, 1840—1987 Impact Printing, Coleraine and Ballycastle.

  The inspiration for this book came from a paper entitled “The History of the Route Hospital” delivered by Dr. C. Burns to the Viking Surgeons’ Club in September 1987. It soon became obvious that it was impossible to do justice to such an important subject during the course of a lecture lasting only one … Read more