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Dermot O'Meara
O'Meara [Meara], Dermot [Dermod] (fl. c.16141642), physician and author

O'Meara, Dermot, a learned physician, was born in the barony of Ormond, County of Tipperary, and lived at Ballyragget, in the County of Kilkenny, early in the 17th century. According to his own account (questioned by Anthony Wood), he was educated at Oxford, and there took a medical degree. Besides a Latin poem in praise of the Butlers, Heroico Carmine Conscripta (London, 1615), he wrote some treatises on medicine, only one of which was published Pathologia Haereditaria Generalis (Dublin, 1619). It was afterwards republished with the works of his son Edmund.


339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

Edmund O'Meara
From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Meara, Edmund, a leading physician in the 17th century, son of preceding, was also born in the County of Tipperary. He studied at Oxford, practised both in England and Ireland, was a member of the College of Physicians in London, and lived for some time in Bristol. He was the author of Examen Diatribae Thomae Willisii,.. cui accesserunt Historiae, aliquot Medicae Rariores (London, 1665, and Amsterdam, 1667), dedicated to Sir Kenelm Digby, with some Latin verses prefixed, from the pen of his son William O'Meara, also a physician. Edmund O'Meara died about the year 1680. Besides William, he had two other sons one a Jesuit; the other a major, who fell in James II.'s service in the War of 1689-'91.


339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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