Francis Barker

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Francis Barker (1773–1859) was an Irish physician.


Born in Waterford and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Barker established the first fever hospital in Ireland in 1810. He was Professor of Chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin (1808–50), and Secretary to the Irish Board of Health (1820–32).


Barker edited the Dublin Pharmacopeia from 1826 and in collaboration with John Cheyne wrote An account of the rise, progress and decline of the fever lately epidemical in Ireland (2 vols., 1821).[1][2]


  1. ^ A Dictionary of Irish History, D. J. Hickey & J. E. Doherty, Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 1980. Pp. page 24. ISBN 0-7171-1567-4
  2. ^ Geary, Laurence M. "Barker, Francis". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1394.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)