O'Bryen Bellingham

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Bellingham, O'Bryen, a distinguished surgeon, was born in Dublin, 12th December 1805. He received his medical education at Jervis-street Hospital, and in the College of Surgeons. In 1833 he became a member of the College, and not long after Examiner in Pharmacy, and Professor. Two years later he was appointed surgeon to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he assiduously laboured until his death. He was a constant contributor to the columns of the Dublin Medical Press, and was one of the founders of the Dublin Natural History Society. He died 11th October 1857, aged 51, and was laid in the burying-place of his ancestors at Castlebellingham. Up to the day of his death he was engaged in revising his work on the Diseases of the Heart, which appeared shortly afterwards. His advocacy of the cure of aneurisms by pressure gained for him European fame. Notices of Bellingham and other distinguished Irish physicians, from the pen of Dr. E. D. Mapother, will be found in the Irish Monthly for the early months of 1878.

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233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.

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