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Dorothy Stopford's graduation at Trinity College Dublin in April 1921. (Reproduced by kind permission of TCD)

Dorothy Stopford's graduation at Trinity College Dublin in April 1921. (Reproduced by kind permission of TCD)

Dorothy Stopford's graduation at Trinity College Dublin in April 1921. (Reproduced by kind permission of TCD)

Dorothy Stopford Price was a pioneer in eradicating TB in Ireland, introducing the BCG vaccination here, a battle that brought her into conflict with the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid.

Born to an upper-class Anglo-Irish family in 1890, she studied medicine in Trinity before going to work as a GP in Cork.

She was a guest at the Phoenix Park residence of Sir Matthew Nathan, the Under-Secretary to the British Admin-istration, when the Easter Rising began.

But she soon became an ardent republican and acted as medical officer to an IRA Flying Column in West Cork during the War of Independence.

She knew many of the leading figures of the time, including Roger Casement and Erskine Childers. Photo of Dorothy at her ­graduation at Trinity College Dublin in April 1921 reproduced by kind ­permission of TCD

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