Edward Hallaran Bennett

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Edward Hallaran Bennett in 1881

Edward Hallaran Bennett (9 April 1837, Charlotte Quay, Cork – 21 June 1907, Dublin) was an Irish surgeon, now remembered for describing Bennett's fracture.


Bennett attended Hamblin and Porter's School in Cork, and the Academic Institute in Hardcourt Street.[1] He studied at Trinity College, Dublin of the University of Dublin, gaining a BA, and MB before graduating with a M.Ch. in 1859 and M.D. in 1864. He was professor of anatomy and surgery at the Trinity College from 1873 to 1906. He studied fractures, dislocations and bone diseases, recording them at the Pathology Museum at the Trinity College. He described his eponymous fracture at the British Medical Association meeting in Cork in 1880.[2] He is said to have introduced antiseptic technique to Dublin, and became president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.[3]


  1. ^ O’Rahilly, Ronan (1948). "Edward hallaran bennett (1837–1907)". Irish Journal of Medical Science. 23 (3): 127–131. doi:10.1007/BF02957609.
  2. ^ Firkin, Barry G. and Whitworth, Judith A. (1996) Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing Group Limited. ISBN 1-85070-477-5. p. 30
  3. ^ Edward Hallaran Bennett at Who Named It?