This is from a history of Church of Ireland School at Curran.
Inclued is a note book of recipes gathered by Mary Isabella Kingston who was a teacher at Corran National School, Myross. Her father George taught at the school for 44 years. Her grandmother was Susan Hurley of Dunmanway daughter of Cornelius, Carrigscully. She attended a cooking course at the Convent of Mercy in Rosscarbery in 1914.
The school history was compiled by John Fitzgerald. Published by LuLu.com
TB raged through Ireland until the early 1950s. In the 1940s deaths hovered between 2,000 and 4,000 per year.
It has a long history in Ireland from Dineens Dictinary
Poverty and disease are inextricably linked. With little of a social welfare safety net, many people with active TB understandably hid symptoms and knowingly remained at large and at work in order to sustain their incomes for as long as they could. The behavioural shifts necessary to tackle community transmission could not occur with piecemeal and largely unenforced legislative efforts or in the absence of a range of financial supports.
The ground work for it eradication was laid by the States Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Deeny. He had been involved in ground breaking statical analysis in Lurgan documenting illness among poor weaver in Lurgan in the 1930s. He ws probably the only civil servant to fire a Reverent Mother. He was shocked at the appalling infant mortality statistics for the mother and baby home at Betsboro, Blackrock, Cork, and held the Reverend Mother responsible. He came under enormous pressure from Cork politicians of all parties to reverse his decision but refused to do do.
Unfortunately for him he was purged by Dr. Noel Browne when he came in as Minister for Health and went to Indonesia to work for the World Health Organisation
In the postwar era Deeny’s Mother and Child Scheme, attacked by the Catholic bishops of Ireland as socialist tampering with the family, caused the break-up of the first inter-party government of John A. Costello, in 1951.
Aged 50 Deeny began a new career with the World Health Organisation, carrying out tuberculosis surveys in Sri Lanka and Somalia, and producing a National Health plan for Indonesia. He became Chief of Senior Staff Training at WHO headquarters in Geneva, continuing to work after his retirement, writing the Fourth Report on the World Health Situation and acting as WHO’s first ombudsman.
Ironic that Dr. James Deeny was ‘purged’ by Dr. Noel Browne who himself had great difficulty afterwards in trying to implement the Mother and Child Scheme.
Ironic that Dr. Deeny was purged by Dr. Noel Browne who himself had great difficulty trying to introduce the Mother and Child scheme afterwards.