The History Of Mercer's Charitable Hospital In Dublin Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHoratio Townsend

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... were concurring with them in the great work of establishing medical hospitals for the poor. Fownes's impression that Mrs. Mercer had become " weary" of her project, was evidently derived from some rumour uttered without reflection or knowledge; and the rumour is sufficiently refuted by the fact, that in appropriating the alms-house to another object, she made other provision in her will for the poor girls. It will easily be believed that Mrs. Mercer herself felt, as others did, how imperious was the obligation on the citizens of Dublin at that time to remove the deficiency of medical charities, under which their city had so long laboured. Such a sentiment is of slow growth in the public mind. It begins with a few thoughtful and benevolent persons, and in the collision of minds gradually diffuses itself; and when at last it is carried into action, its products are the results of a state of sentiment which has become universal, and men wonder that such good works were not sooner done. Acting by the advice and approbation of the minister, and churchwardens, and parishioners of St. Peter's, and having liberally provided in another way for the poor girls, Mrs. Mercer resolved to convert the alms-house into a medical hospital for the poor of Dublin. Accordingly, on the 20th of May, 1734, the necessary deed of conveyance, an indenture of four parts, was executed; the several parties to it being: Mary Mercer, of the first part. The Reverend Doctor Charles Whittingham, Archdeacon of Dublin, minister of the parish church of St. Peter's; Captain John Petre and John Wilton, painter, churchwardens of the said parish; the Reverend John Antrobus J and David Harris, Hist, of Dublin, pp. 452, 453. t Charles Whittinghaui, D.D., had been admitted a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... were concurring with them in the great work of establishing medical hospitals for the poor. Fownes's impressio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217298230

ISBN - 13:9780217298230

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