A unique collection of newspaper cuttings, manuscript notes and extracts from printed work relating to individual Irish medics. The index contains approximately 12,000 names of doctors practicing from the the 1650s to the 1950s.
Published since 1852, these contain details of all doctors registered in the British Isles. We also hold earlier Irish Medical directories, dating from 1843 and 1846.
The Medical Registers and Directories have been digitised in partnership with Ancestry.com
Our registers list all doctors who have been admitted to RCPI as Licentiates, Members, Fellows or Honorary Fellows since 1692. The information contained in the registers usually consists of a name, with a date of admission. Sometimes an address, qualifications or date of death is included.
The RCPI Registers have been digitised in partnership with Ancestry.com
Apothecaries' Hall Registers
Apothecaries' Hall was established in 1792 to regulare the apothecary (pharmacy) trade in Ireland. From 1858 to 1971 the Licentiate of Apothecaries' Hall was a recognised medical qualification. The registers of Licentiates and Apothecaries contain details of names, dates of admission and qualification, and in many cases an address.
The Apothecaries' Hall Registers have been digitised in partnership with Ancestry.com
Our library holds a number of printed works that can be useful in tracing Irish medics, including:
- published histories of Irish medical schools and hospitals
- histories and printed alumni lists of the main Universities and College where Irish medics studied
- the printed rolls of the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Indian Medical Service.
Our substantial archive relates both to the history of RCPI and other medical institutions in Ireland. References to individual doctors may be found in various parts of the archive; particularly important for genealogical research are the hospital and College records.