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RE - Russell Ephemera

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Promotional flyer, produced by the Department of Health, for the proposed Mother and Child Scheme, with details of the scheme. It details why the scheme is needed, and illustrates how it will work. Printed circular issued by the Committee for promotion of a mother and child health scheme without a means test, detailing their arguments in support of the scheme. The leaflet includes quotes from the Pope used to support the principles behind the scheme, lists the objections of the Catholic hierarchy to the scheme and quotes answers given in the Dail refuting the objections.


Souvenir albums containing a series of photographs of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital taken about 1898. Photographs show the exterior and interior of the building including chapel, wards, kitchens and operating theatre. Many of the photographs contain groups of nurses, doctors and other hospital staff going about their hospital work, and some also include patients. The albums also contain group photographs of the hospital's nurses and the medical staff, the later includes Dr Matthew Russell, Senior House Surgeon to the hospital. Identification of the location and individuals in the photographs was provided by Helen Madden, Mater Hospital Archivist.


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