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    Growing Pains- A History of Childhood Illnesses in Ireland

    Growing Pains- A History of Childhood Illnesses in Ireland

    Two hundred years ago in this country, it was the norm rather than the exception for parents to attend the funerals of their children. But surviving into adulthood wasn’t the only challenge they faced. Infectious diseases often left them deformed or crippled. This was the time before effective prevention or treatment of common childhood diseases was available. A new book brings together accounts of childhood illness, treatment and prevention from 1750 to 1950. Growing Pains is the first ever history of the welfare and care of Irish children by the State and its editors, Anne MacLellan and Alice Maugher joined ...
    The History Show

    The History Show

    On the programme this evening we’re looking forward to 2013 and to some of the historical events which we will be marking, from the infamous Hitler Diaries which fooled the world to the inauguration of Douglas as the first President of Ireland and many more. And to help us to do that I’m joined by Anne MacLellan, Director of Reserach in the Rotunda Hospital and a Medical Historian, Dr. Tom Clonan Irish Times Security Analyst and author of Blood, Sweat and Tears, a memoir of service under fire in Lebanon and by Paul Rouse, Lecturer in the School of History ...


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