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Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, 1898

Resident pupils and house staff, inner courtyard

These photographs of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin come from two albums held in the RCPI’s Heritage Centre. They were donated to the collection by Mr Matthew and Fr John Russell, sons of Dr Matthew John Russell (1874-1956), who appears in some of the photographs. Special thanks to Ms Helen Madden, Mater Archivist, who assisted with the identification of the photographs.

Top row L-R: Mater Hospital nurses; Male surgical ward;Female surgical semi-private ward

Centre row L-R: Main operating theatre, third floor, south wing; Patient kitchen, ground floor, south wing;
Small theatre, third floor, south wing (L -R: Matthew Russell; Alexander Blayney; Joseph P Quinn; unidentified; Michael O’Sullivan; Patrick Canning; unidentified nurse; and matron Mary McGivney)

Bottom row L-R: Male medical ward;Front façade of Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, South Wing, Eccles Street;The Pillar Room

If you would like to find out more about the RCPI Heritage Centre or have items you would like to donate to the collection, please contact Keeper of Collections Ms Harriet Wheelock at

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