John Oliver Curran

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Curran, John Oliver, M.B., was born at Trooperfield, near Lisburn, 30th April 1819. He studied at the Universities of Glasgow and Dublin, and took his degree of M.B. in 1843. After walking the Paris hospitals, he returned to Ireland, and in 1846 became a licentiate of the King and Queen's College of Physicians. He soon took his place as a prominent medical practitioner and lecturer, a contributor to medical literature, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and of most of the literary and scientific societies of Dublin. He fell a victim to the frightful typhus of the Famine, 28th September 1847, aged 28. He was a vegetarian from the time when, a child of four years, a friend bantered him with petting animals and eating their kind.

Sources

115. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science. Dublin, 1846-'77.

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