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Adams, Robert (1791-1875)

Born 1791, died 1875, aged 84 years.

Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1810, and also apprenticed himself to William Hartigan.

After studying on the continent he worked as a surgeon in Jervis Street and the Richmond hospital.

In 1818 he was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

In 1826, he co-founded the Richmond Street school of medicine with Richard Carmicheal (1779-1849) and MacDowell. This school was subsequently renamed the Carmichael school of medicine and surgery.

He eventually got his doctor of Medicine in 1842

He was elected president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland three times.

1861, aged 70 appointed Regius (a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron) Professor of Surgery at the University of Dublin.


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