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Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist


Brendan Kelly

This is the first biography of this remarkable Irish psychiatrist, who participated in the Easter Rising, the Civil War, and was elected as a Teachta Dála. Ada English revolutionised Ireland’s psychiatric services during her forty-year career at Ballinasloe District Asylum. Brendan Kelly’s biography is a celebration of an extraordinary life reflected in context with other female medical pioneers such as Kathleen Lynn and Dorothy Stopford Price.

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