Sir Henry Marsh

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Marsh, Sir Henry, Bart., a distinguished physician, was born at Loughrea in 1790. (He was lineally descended from Francis Marsh, Archbishop of Dublin.) He graduated at Trinity College in 1812; but having attached himself to a sect known as the Walkerites, abandoned the studies which he had been pursuing with a view of entering the Church. He turned his attention to medicine, and was apprenticed to Philip Crampton. In 1818 he took his degree, walked the Paris hospitals, and in 1820, having settled in Dublin, was appointed physician to Dr. Steevens' Hospital. Thenceforward his progress in the medical profession was rapid. He enjoyed an increasing private practice, and held some of the most onerous and honourable positions connected with Dublin medical charities; and in 1839 he and Surgeon Crampton were created baronets. He died suddenly at his residence in Merrion-square, Dublin, 1st December 1860, aged 70, and was buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Sir Henry was greatly beloved in private life, and was held in high esteem by the members of his own profession.

Sources

116. Dublin University Magazine (57). Dublin, 1833-'77.

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