#OTD in 1954 – Death of physician, Dorothy Stopford Price, in Dublin.

Dorothy Stopford Price was a physician who was key to the elimination of childhood tuberculosis in Ireland by introducing the BCG vaccine. She was born on 9 September 1890 at Newstead, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin, to Jemmett Stopford, a civil servant, and Constance Kennedy. The Stopford family had a long history in the Church of Ireland. Jemmett […]

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#OTD in 1954 – Death of physician, Dorothy Stopford Price, in Dublin.

Dorothy Stopford Price was a physician who was key to the elimination of childhood tuberculosis in Ireland by introducing the BCG vaccine. She was born on 9 September 1890 at Newstead, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin, to Jemmett Stopford, a civil servant, and Constance Kennedy. The Stopford family had a long history in the Church of Ireland. Jemmett […]

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1868 – Birth of Irish patriot and revolutionary, Countess Constance Markievicz, née Gore-Booth.

Countess Markievicz, born Constance Georgine Gore Booth, politician, revolutionary, tireless worker with the poor and dispossessed, was a remarkable woman. Born into great wealth and privilege, she lived at Lissadell House in County Sligo. She is most famous for her leadership role in the Irish Easter Rebellion of 1916 and the subsequent revolutionary struggle for […]

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