Tuesday, 7 July 2015

RCSI Roll of Licentiates now spans 1828–1950
Click for full image with accompanying names
Good news from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: the final batches of the RCSI's Roll of Licentiates – the three decades from 1920 to 1950 – have been added to the college's website.

This means the entire collection, spanning 1828 to 1950, is now available to view, free, in a series of pdf files which can be downloaded from a dedicated RCSI Roll of Licentiates page here.

On receiving their licence to practice, the newly qualified graduates signed the Roll with their name and their current address. In some cases they recorded an address where they were living in Dublin, but the majority provided their permanent home address.

As you can see from the partial page example above, students came from all over Ireland. A significant number also came from overseas.