1965: One hundred off-duty docs

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The Laharna Hotel was the venue for the annual dinner of the Provost of the Northern Ireland Faculty of the College of General Practitioners in April 1965.

Presiding was Carrick GP, Dr. Loughridge.

More than 100 members and guests attended, including consultants who had helped the faculty with its post graduate induction programme, including college chairman Dr Ivor Hooper.

Also present were representatives from three faculties from the Republic of Ireland, based in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

Ahead of the dinner, a lecture on backache was given by Dr. James Cyriax, from St Thomas’s Hospital in London.

Mr Hugh Wilson, a surgeon from the Moyle Hospital, proposed a toast.