Dr Horne

At the time represented in the novel Dr. Andrew John Horne was one of two Masters, or physician directors, of the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street. Horne served as Master of the hospital for nearly 30 years, from 1894 until his death in 1924. Joyce goes out of his way to suggest the capable and charitable offices of the good doctor, but it seems that his warm feeling was not reciprocated.

JH 2018

Photographic portrait of Dr. Horne in his ceremonial garb as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Source: Harriet Wheelock, "Sir Andrew John Horne," a publication of the RCPI (April 2012).