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New Hospital Emergency Ward to Bear Name of Titanic's Surgeon

An emergency ward in St. Vincent's Hospital containing seventeen beds, with a treatment room adjoining, will be dedicated on Feb. 16 to the memory of Dr. W. F. N. O'Loughlin, the surgeon of the Titanic. In the absence of Cardinal Farley, who sails for the Bahamas to-morrow, the dedication service will be conducted by Mgr. Lavelle.

Dr. O'Loughlin went straight from the University of Dublin to the White Star Line in 1870 and remained with the company to the end. During his long career he made many friends in New York who formed a committee, with Thomas Hughes Kelly as treasurer, to put up some monument to perpetuate his memory. Dr. O'Loughlin was well known in the neighborhood of St. Vincent's Hospital, and in the institution itself the new hospital ward was decided upon as the best memorial. A bronze tablet inscribed with his name will be placed in the hall outside the ward facing the small chapel where the sisters meet to go through their daily spiritual exercises.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) DR. O'LOUGHLIN MEMORIAL (New York Times, Friday 6th February 1914, ref: #1753, published 31 October 2003, generated 24th July 2021 03:33:04 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/dr-oloughlin-memorial.html