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Lot 1283/0217

Estimate: €800-1200

I.R.A. Medical Service: A file containing about 65 documents dealing with the I.R.A.’s medical service and the medical problems of particular Volunteers, January 1923 – June 1925, also two documents dealing with the Irish Republican Prisoner’s Dependent Fund.
The file includes much detailed information about particular volunteers and their medical problems (including somewhere the examining doctor could find no evidence of illness!), also more general material including a typescript report of poor conditions in the (Free State Run) Curragh Hospital), 17.2.1923; with details of the treatment of named prisoners; report on the organisation of the Republican Medical Service, 4 Sept. 1924; a similar report, 3.4.1925; letter from Director of the Service stating White Cross has decided to stop funding treatment of persons injured in action, 2.3.1925; accounts for the service, 5.2.1925; and other interesting documents. A few early documents (Feb. 1923) are signed A. de S(taic); there are also some interesting letters in January 1923 concerning ‘raids on city doctors’ (by both sides, apparently), etc. etc. As an Archive, w.a.f. (1)

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