Duncan Family of Strathblane

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  • ID: I8567
  • Name: Arthur JACOB MD
  • Surname: Jacob
  • Given Name: Arthur
  • Suffix: MD
  • Prefix: Dr
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Jun 1790 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Death: 21 Sep 1874
  • _UID: B28CD7E71C23CB48B675ED60466E72C9B578
  • Note:
    Health study. He continued this for 10 years, forgoing a complete history of Irish medicine to 600 folio pages, including analysis of the Irish famine. He further extended the Census in 1861, and, thereby, was knighted in 1864. He frequently contributed to the Dublin Journal of Medical Science, the most important Irish medical publication, and became Editor in 1845. He converted this (1846) to the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science which grew in quality, size, and circulation with articles from other medical capitals.

    His vitriolic rival, Arthur Jacob (1790-1874), unfortunately, plunged into conflict with Wilde, whose greatest failures were short temper, and promiscuity. The latter surfaced again in the late 1840s with the birth of two illegitimate daughters, whom he provided for and loved. These were placed as wards of his oldest brother, Reverend Ralph Wilde (1798-1882). Their common death in a fire in 1871 was a enormous blow. Of the three children born to Sir William and Speranza, a treasured daughter, Isola, died at nine. A bright, but wasteful Willy (1852-1899) contributed little to history or literature.

    Source: http://www.innominatesociety.com/Articles/A%20Wilde%20Irish%20Tale.htm


    Another great Irishman was Arthur Jacob, born in 1790, and destined to be an ophthalmologist. He had earlier travelled to Edinburgh, London and finally Paris, all on foot. Back in Dublin, and on the staff of Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, he recognised the rodent ulcer in 1827, describing it as affecting the eyelids and other parts of the face. For a long time it was known as Jacob's ulcer.

    Source: http://www.bad.org.uk/public/history/earliest/

  • Change Date: 22 Nov 2006 at 16:08:06

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has No Children Arthur Hamilton JACOB MD b: in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
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