!! Connaught Journal; May 13, 1824 "Galway Dispensary"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, May 13, 1824
TOWN OF GALWAY DISPENSARY
This excellent Institution, established in 1822, although still in its
infancy, has been of incalculable service to the numerous and destitute Poor of
the Town and County of the Town of Galway.- From the great extent of teh County
of the Town, and its vast population, the applicants for relief must necessarily
be many, and the duties of the Physician arduous and troublesome. The care and
attention of Thomas O'Maley, Esq. Physician and Surgeon to the Institution, has
given very general satisfaction; and we believe a more humane, zealous, or
efficient Professional Gentleman, could not possibly be selected. During the
preceding year there were a vast number attended and supplied with medicine; and
since the first of last January, up to the present day, there has been upwards
of 1000 applicants for relief, who have received medical advice and attendance.
From the strict economy rigorously adhered to in this Institution, the poor are
essentially benefitted, and that at a very inconsiderable expence. The thanks
and gratitude of the poor are due to those respectable Gentlemen who compose the
Committee, for the diligence and anxiety they manifest for the Establishment. We
understand it is in contemplation to render the Institution of still greater
public utility, by adding an Infirmary to it, on a limited scale, sufficient for
the reception of patients afflicted with inveterate disease, whose casual
attendance, on Dispensary days, would retard their recovery. We hope the
Committee will accomplish this object, as in diseases of a serious nature it is
essentially necessary that the Physician should be afforded every facility in
attending and prescribing for the patient.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News
- I love these old snippets, Cathy. Please keep them coming.
I have a few from reading the papers when in Cork a few years ago. I could
post them if you wanted me to do so.
However,I will be away for the next two weeks, in America !