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Thomas Gillman Moorhead (1878 - 1960):
Physician


Gillman Moorhead was born in Benburb, County Tyrone, but grew up in Bray, County Wicklow. He was educated at the Aravon School in Bray and Trinity College, Dublin, where he took a degree in medicine in 1901 before continuing his research in Vienna. In 1905 he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, in 1906 was elected a fellow, and by 1910 had become its President. His clinics at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital and Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital were very popular. He served in Cairo with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War. On his return to Dublin he was appointed consulting physician to a number of hospitals, Professor of Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Regius Professor of Physic at Trinity College, Dublin, where he had been King's Professor of Materia Medica. In 1933 he was elected President of the British and Irish Medical Associations. Among his works are A Short History of Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital and Surface Anatomy. He fell from a train on a journey to England in 1926, and the blow to his head detached his retina and left him permanently blind. Though clinical work was of necessity curtailed, he continued to teach and write.. He was director of the National Cancer Campaign.


Born: 1878
Died: 1960
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