Allan Mullen

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Mullen, or Moline, Allan, M.D., said to have been one of the most eminent anatomists of his time, was born in the north of Ireland in the middle of the 17th century. He took his medical degree in the University of Dublin in 1684, removed to London in 1686, and was elected a member of the Royal Society. The particulars of his last days are thus given in Harris's Ware: "In 1690 the Earl of Inchiquin took him with him to his government of Jamaica, he being desirous of that voyage; having a mind to enquire after some mines he heard were in those parts; but putting in at Barbadoes he met with some friends who made him drink hard, which threw him into a calenture, of which he died." The same work gives a list of six surgical treatises from his pen, published between 1682 and 1689.

Sources

319. Surgeons, Lessons from the Lives of Irish: E. D. Mapother, M.D. Dublin, 1873.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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