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Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic

J. C. Hadden

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic, the son of Michael Ryan (1784–1831), a well-known physician [see under Ryan, Michael (1800-1840)], was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, on 3 March 1816. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University from early in 1832, but had to leave when he found he could not cope with activities in the dissecting room. In 1836 he went to ...

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Subjects: Theatre ; Music Criticism and Journalism

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