The Dictionary of Irish Biography
The Dictionary of Irish Biography is Ireland’s national biographical dictionary. Devised, researched, written and edited under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy, its online edition covers nearly 11,000 lives.
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Pioneers of public health and infectious disease
In the context of COVID-19, which serves as a potent reminder of our susceptibility to infectious disease, this three-part DIB series looks at successful attempts to combat such disease in the past. We consider research into and treatment of yellow fever, the role of improved sanitation in limiting the spread of disease and the development of ‘public health’ in Ireland.