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Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin, 1720 – 1920. [Sig…

Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, 1720 - 1920. [Sig

Kirkpatrick, T. Percy C. The History of Doctor Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin, 1720 – 1920. [Signed]. First Edition. Dublin, Printed at the University Press, by Ponsonby and Gibbs. 1924. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. xvi, 397 pages. Illustrated in B&W. Full polished calf. Five raised bands. Red morocco label with gilt title. Gilt and blind decorations. Marbled end papers. Speckled edges. Original dark blue stiff covers bound in. Near fine condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Edges dust dulled. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the original blue cover page (see image). Name of previous owner (‘Dr. D.M. Brooke’) in pencil on top of title page. Internally clean. A superb copy.

Provenance: From the Library of Donal Meredith Brooks.
Donal Brooks was an eminent orthopaedic surgeon in London who specialised in hand surgery. He was born in Dublin on 10 April 1917, the third son of Edward Clive Brooks, the chairman and managing director of Brooks Thomas and governor of the Royal Bank of Dublin, and Kathleen née Pollock, the daughter of a doctor and one of the first women in Ireland to be awarded a degree. His grandfather, Maurice Brooks, was a Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Brooks undertook his medical education at Trinity College, Dublin, qualifying in 1942 and then filled various junior posts at Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin, before moving to Oxford, and later to London.
Later Brooks had an extensive private practice, which included three Prime Ministers and three Kings. His international reputation resulted in many overseas honorary professorships and he published extensively on poliomyelitis and hand surgery.

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Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, 1720 - 1920. [Signed].
Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, 1720 - 1920. [Sig
Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, 1720 - 1920. [Sig
Kirkpatrick, The History of Doctor Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, 1720 - 1920. [Sig

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