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Introduction

Laura Kelly

in Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920s

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780719088353
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781781704622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719088353.003.0001
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This chapter provides the reader some background to the Irish social, political and cultural context for the period in which the book is set. It also outlines the historiography of women in medicine in Ireland and gives a brief history of women's admission to the medical profession in Britain and Ireland. Finally, the chapter outlines the content of each of the following chapters in the book.

Keywords: Historiography; Women in medicine; Irish social history

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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