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Daniel Frederick Rambaut: ‘Rugbanian’ and innovative Resident Medical Superintendent

  • A. Collins (a1)


Daniel Frederick Rambaut was a prominent asylum doctor in the late 19th and early 20th century. Of Irish and Huguenot origins, his career brought him from the Richmond Asylum in Dublin to the Resident Medical Superintendent position at the largest private hospital in England. In his student years at Trinity, he was a central figure in a groundbreaking rugby match.


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*Address for correspondence: A. Collins, Department of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s Hospital, Richmond Road, Fairview, D03 XK40 Dublin, Ireland. (Email:


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