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Robert Dyer Lyons (1826--1886), Microscopist, Meteorologist, Physician and Parliamentarian (2008)


When the attention of Robert Dyer Lyons was drawn to the medical value of the microscope in 1850, he trained himself in its use, and after annually reviewing its recent discoveries he was despatched as chief pathologist to the Army of the East in April 1855. His Report (1856) was a feather in his cap when he returned from the Crimea to Dublin and took up a professorship in the recently founded Catholic University medical school. Popularity as a teacher and success as a physician broadened his interests to national affairs, and he advocated increased funding for university education and re-afforestation. He was elected a Liberal M P for Dublin in 1880 but did not stand for re-election in 1886, the year of his death.

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Authors & Contributors
Jones, Greta
Malcolm, Elizabeth
Daniel, Thomas M.
Kelly, James G.
Geary, Laurence M.
Froggatt, Peter
Journal of Medical Biography
Journal of the History of Sexuality
Journal of the History of Dentistry
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Rochester Press
International Specialized Book Services
Duke University Press
Matthiesen Verlag
Sussex Academic Press
Disease and diseases
Medicine and politics
Public health
Virchow, Rudolf Carl
Koch, Robert
Waksman, Selman Abraham
Laennec, René Théophile Hyacinthe
Wilde, Robert Willis
Burdon Sanderson, John Scott
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
17th century
Great Britain
Dublin (Ireland)
Berlin (Germany)
Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Catholic University of Ireland (Dublin)
Universiteit Leiden
École de Santé de Paris
University of Padua

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