Book launch – Dorothy Stopford Price: Rebel Doctor by Anne Mac Lellan

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 Dorothy Stopford Price (1890–1954)

Arguably the most significant figure in Ireland’s fight against TB, this sensitive and compelling biography tells the fascinating story of Dorothy Stopford Price. Unjustly forgotten, Price made heroic efforts to rid Ireland of tuberculosis and was responsible for the introduction of the BCG vaccine to Ireland. MacLellan recounts a remarkable life, offering a fascinating insight into Price’s Anglo-Irish background, her startling involvement in the struggle for Irish independence and her brilliant and controversial medical career in the newly-independent state.

Dorothy Stopford Price: Rebel Doctor by Anne Mac Lellan will be launched on Tuesday 6th May ~ 6:00-8:00pm 

O’Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

With special guest speakers:
Prof Mary E. Daly (President of the Royal Irish Academy) & Sandra Lefroy (Great niece of Dorothy Stopford Price)

RSVP: info@iap.ie | 045 8955

 


THE 1916 DIARY OF DOROTHY STOPFORD PRICE

Dorothy Stopford Price (1890–1954) was born in Dublin, on September 9th 1890. She was the daughter of Jemmett Stopford, who worked for the British-run civil service in Dublin, and Constance Stopford, whose father, Evory Kennedy, was master of the Rotunda Lying-In (maternity) Hospital.

Photograph of Dorothy Stopford, graduating as a Bachelor of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. 1921. TCD MS 7534/5
Photograph of Dorothy Stopford, graduating as a Bachelor of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. 1921. TCD MS 7534/5

She spent the Easter holidays in 1916 at the Under-Secretary’s Lodge at the Phoenix Park, home of Sir Matthew Nathan, one of the key figures in the British administration of Ireland. She clearly had sympathy for Sir Matthew, but she also became increasingly sympathetic to the 1916 Rebellion against British rule, which took place during her stay at the lodge.

Her diary of this period, from April 21st to May 6th 1916, provides us with a fascinating insight into one of the most defining moments in Irish History. The diaries record the views of a middle class Protestant woman and her friends, an unusual perspective on this time in Ireland.

Click here to learn more about the 1916 Diary of Dorothy Stopford Price

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