School of History student wins the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013
UCC School of History PhD researcher Michael Dwyer has won the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013.
The biennial prize, sponsored jointly by the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (CHOMI) and the Ulster Society for the History of Medicine (USHM), aims to encourage writing in the history of medicine in Ireland, across any timeframe. Michael’s essay ‘Cumann na nGaedheal and the reform of public health administration in the Irish Free State’ undertakes a historiographical exploration of state formation in twentieth century Ireland, and through engagement with the complex issues of gender restrictions, sectarianism, political patronage, and local politics, it elucidates the often painful birth of a sophisticated medical service. This award follows closely on Michael’s success in winning the IHSA/Saothar Irish Labour History Prize which was awarded earlier in the year.