Famous Irish Physicians

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Hans Sloane
(Physician, Naturalist and 13th President of the Royal Society (1727 - 1741))
Hans Sloane
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Birthdate: April 16, 1660
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killyleagh, Ireland
Died: January 11, 1753

British doctor Hans Sloane traveled to Jamaica as a personal physician of the 2nd duke of Albermarle and was soon engrossed in the natural species of the region. He documented his collections, and they eventually helped form the British Museum. He is also known as the inventor of drinking chocolate.

Thomas John Barnardo
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Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 19, 1905
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Niall MacGinnis
(Film actor)
Niall MacGinnis
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Birthdate: March 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, History of Ireland (1801–1923) Ireland
Died: January 6, 1977
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James McHenry
(Surgeon)
James McHenry
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Birthdate: November 16, 1753
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ballymena, Ireland
Died: May 3, 1816

Scotch-Irish American military-surgeon and politician James McHenry, who served as the 3rd United States Secretary of War, is noted as a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland. He was elected a delegate to Maryland State Convention of 1788. He was instrumental in reorganizing the United States Army into four regiments and established the United States Department of the Navy.

Oliver St. John Gogarty
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Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957
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Kathleen Lynn
(Politician)
Kathleen Lynn
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Birthdate: January 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Killala, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1955

A clergyman’s daughter, Kathleen Lynn went against her family to participate in the Easter Rising. She was also one of the first women doctors from University College Dublin and later became the chief medical officer of the Irish Citizen Army. She devoted her life to feminism and social upliftment of the poor.

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
(Physician known for Medical cannabis, Intravenous therapy, Telegraphy, Forensic chemistry)
William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
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Birthdate: 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1889
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Robert James Graves
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Birthdate: March 27, 1796
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1853
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Eleanor Maguire
(Neuroscientist)
Eleanor Maguire
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Birthdate: March 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish neuroscientist and UCL professor Eleanor Maguire is best known for her work on the role of the human brain, especially the hippocampus. One of her best-known works was on the spatial abilities of cab drivers in London. She has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the British Academy.

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Patrick McGorry
(Psychiatrist)
Patrick McGorry
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Birthdate: September 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Edward Hand
(Soldier)
Edward Hand
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Birthdate: December 31, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: King’s County, Ireland
Died: September 3, 1802
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Sabina Brennan
(Actresses)
Sabina Brennan
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Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Aleen Cust
(Veterinary Surgeon)
Aleen Cust
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Birthdate: February 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: January 29, 1937
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William Reid Clanny
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Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland
Died: January 10, 1850
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Dominic Corrigan
(Physician)
Dominic Corrigan
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Birthdate: December 2, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 1, 1880
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Fatima Hamroush
(Politician)
Fatima Hamroush
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Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benghazi, Libya