William Dease

"The College of Surgeons, Dublin". 1837.''Dublin delineated in twenty-six views, etc''. Dublin: G. Tyrrell, 1837. p. 49. William Dease (1752?–1798) was an Irish surgeon and anatomist. He was one of the founders of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and its first Professor of Surgery. He studied surgery in Dublin and Paris and was appointed surgeon to the United Hospitals of St Nicholas and St Catherine.

Dease was an original member of the Dublin Society of Surgeons who sought to dissolve the connection that linked surgeons with barbers. The granting of a charter to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1784 replaced the original charter of barbers and surgeons, enabling the College to promote and advance surgery in Ireland. According to Cameron in his History of RCSI, Dease contributed liberally towards the expenses incurred in procuring the College Charter. He was the most energetic of the Founders of the College, and was one of the first to lecture in it. His success as a teacher was so great that young men were attracted to him, and enrolled themselves as his apprentices or pupils in great numbers.

Dease published treatises on head injuries, midwifery and the radical cure of hydrocele. Provided by Wikipedia

by Dease, William
Published 1793
printed by James Reilly, NO. 9, Aston's-Quay

by Dease, William
Published 1780
printed for J. Murray, NO. 32. Fleet-Street

by Dease, William
Published 1783
printed for J. Williams, L. White, W. Wilson, P. Byrne, and J. Cash

by Cooper, Thomas
Published 1819
J. Webster
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