Famous Irish Physicians

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 1 Hans Sloane

Hans Sloane
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 16, 1660
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killyleagh, Northern 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.

 2 Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo
Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 19, 1905

 3 Niall MacGinnis

Niall MacGinnis
Famous As: Film actor
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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 4 James McHenry

James McHenry
Famous As: Surgeon
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.

 5 Oliver St. John Gogarty

Oliver St. John Gogarty
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957

 6 Kathleen Lynn

Kathleen Lynn
Famous As: Politician
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.

 7 Eleanor Maguire

Eleanor Maguire
Famous As: Neuroscientist
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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 8 William Brooke O'Shaughnessy

William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
Famous As: Physician known for Medical cannabis, Intravenous therapy, Telegraphy, Forensic chemistry
Birthdate: September 30, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1889

 9 Robert James Graves

Robert James Graves
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 27, 1796
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1853

 10 Patrick McGorry

Patrick McGorry
Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 11 Edward Hand

Edward Hand
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: December 31, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: King’s County, Ireland
Died: September 3, 1802

 12 Sabina Brennan

Sabina Brennan
Famous As: Actresses
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 13 William Henry Drummond

William Henry Drummond
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mohill, Ireland
Died: April 6, 1907

William Henry Drummond was a Canadian poet whose works established him as one of the most famous writers in the West. He is also counted among the most loved and widely-read Canadian poets. The Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, which was established in 1970, is conducted in his honor.

 14 Aleen Cust

Aleen Cust
Famous As: Veterinary Surgeon
Birthdate: February 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: January 29, 1937

 15 William Reid Clanny

William Reid Clanny
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland
Died: January 10, 1850

 16 Dominic Corrigan

Dominic Corrigan
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 2, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 1, 1880

 17 Fatima Hamroush

Fatima Hamroush
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benghazi, Libya