Travel and Topography Books

Murray, James P: Galway: A Medico Social History (12808)

Kenny's Bookshop and Art Galleries no date
4to, glossy faux leather bds with gold titling to spine, sl wr
to edges + surfaces of d/w o/w F/VG+ 915 gms
(Order reference 12808).

Galway: A Medico Social History tells the story of health care in Galway City and County since earliest times. Drawing on comprehensive research and knowledge, Dr. Murray brings us from the first primitive cures of Pre-Christian Ireland to the miraculous breakthroughs in modern medical research.

The book describes with some detail the famines of the 18th and 19th centuries and the efforts of the Municipal authorities to deal with the sick, the indigent and the dying. The building of the first hospitals, the foundation of Queen's University and its Medical School, the appointment of the first nurses are all described in full.

Profusely illustrated with over sixty photographs, the book provides a deep insight into those men and women whose courage and persistence, working in extremely primitive and
dangerous conditions, allowed us to live fuller and healthier lives.