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Biographical entry MacCarthy, Charles William (1848 - 1919)

31 March 1848
Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland
7 June 1919
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Charles MacCarthy undertook medical studies at the Catholic University School of Medicine in Dublin, but in 1870 temporarily halted his studies to serve in the Franco-Prussian War. Upon his return, MacCarthy worked as a resident clinical associate at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae Hospital. This was followed by short stints in Manchester, England and in Ireland (Fethard and Clomnel). He then enrolled at the University of Brussels and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 1884. Later that year, MacCarthy migrated to Sydney, Australia where he set up a practice in Elizabeth St and became an honorary Physician and Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital.



Career position - Joined an ambulance unit attached to the franc-tireurs regiment
Career position - Licentiate of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland received
1877 - c. 1879
Career position - Private practice in Clonmel, Tipperary
1884 -
Career position - Private practice in Elizabeth St and Honorary Physician and Surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital
1884 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCS)
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) completed at the University of Brussels

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Walsh, G. P., 'MacCarthy, Charles William (1848-1919), Medical Practitioner', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 217-218. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.