Four to Captain J.E.MacIlwaine, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Irish Hospital,
Lot 240
Four to Captain J.E.MacIlwaine, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Irish Hospital,
Sold for £900 (US$ 1,398) inc. premium

Lot Details
Four to Captain J.E.MacIlwaine, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Irish Hospital,
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Drsr:J.E.Macilwaine, Irish Hospital); 1914-15 Star (Lieut.J.E.Macilwaine. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medal (Capt.J.E.Macilwaine.). Mounted as worn. Very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • Professor John Elder MacIlwaine was born in Belfast in 1874, he studied at the Royal Academical Institution, he then studied for a University degree in Naval Architecture at Glasgow University but on his return abandoned that career for medicine. He studied at Queen's University then Queen's College, Belfast. In addition he represented Ireland in Football for three years in the late 1890's. Whilst studying in Dublin in his final year the Boer War broke out and he promptly joined the Irish Hospital and served as a Dresser. On his return he took the M.B. degree of the Royal University of Ireland with first-class honours. He studied in Berlin, Vienna and Paris, then returned to serve as a resident in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. After he had set up a practice he was connected with the hospital, first as a medical registrar and medical tutor, and in 1911 on the death of Dr.W.B.McQuitty, he became assistant physician. He was interested in diseases of the heart and established an electrocardiographic department at Belfast in 1913. He was appointed to the staff of the St.John Ambulance Brigade Hospital in July 1915, he was in possession of an electro-cardiograph and received permission to take this to the front with him with a view to doing some research work, especially in regard to the question of "Irritable Heart" or D.A.H.. After the war he was elected to the chair of materia medica and therapeutics at Queen's University filling the post until 1928. He was one of the founders of the Cardiac Club in connection with the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland. He was duly elected President of the Ulster Medical Society and President of the North of Ireland Branch of the British Medical Association. He eventually lost the sight in both eyes but continued to work as best as he could given his circumstances. He died on the 6th August 1930, aged 56.

    Sold with a copy photograph of him performing an E.C.G. at the St.John Hospital Etaples, as well as assorted copied research including the QSA roll for the Irish Hospital.
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