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Dr John Holmes, F.R.C.S.I., Limerick: Remembering a Compassionate Practitioner |

Dr John Holmes, F.R.C.S.I., Limerick: Remembering a Compassionate Practitioner

The passing of Dr John Holmes, a well-respected medical figure in Limerick, was mourned by the community after his death on Friday evening. Dr Holmes, who succumbed to a brief illness at his residence on The Crescent, was known for his dedication to his profession and his compassionate care for his patients.

Born in his sixty-second year, Dr Holmes pursued his medical studies in Edinburgh, where he honed his skills and knowledge in the field of medicine. Upon completing his studies, he was appointed as a house surgeon at Barrington’s Hospital, a prestigious institution in Limerick.

Dr Holmes’s commitment to serving the community extended beyond the walls of the hospital, as he was elected as the Medical Officer of the Limerick Rural Dispensary District. In this role, he provided essential medical care to those in need, particularly the less fortunate members of society who relied on the services of the dispensary.

In recognition of his expertise and contributions to the medical field, Dr Holmes was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland approximately eighteen years ago. This esteemed accolade underscored his dedication to his profession and his commitment to upholding the highest standards of medical practice.

Throughout his career, Dr Holmes was known not only for his medical expertise but also for his kind-hearted and sympathetic nature. He approached his work with compassion and empathy, earning him the admiration and respect of his patients and colleagues alike. In particular, he was a beloved figure among the residents of his dispensary district, who valued his caring and attentive approach to their healthcare needs.

Dr John Holmes’s legacy extends far beyond his professional accomplishments; he will be remembered fondly for his unwavering dedication to serving others and his profound impact on the lives of those he cared for. His passing leaves a void in the medical community of Limerick, but his memory will continue to inspire future generations of healthcare professionals to embody the same qualities of compassion, empathy, and dedication in their practice.

Dublin Daily Express – Monday 30 November 1914

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