Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Quain, Jones (1796-1865), the first of a family of medical men, was born at Mallow. He was for five years professor of anatomy and physiology in London University, and the author of Quain's Elements of Anatomy, of which a 10th edition appeared in 1890. His brother, Richard Quain (1800-87), born at Fermoy, became professor of anatomy and clinical surgery at University College in 1837, and in 1868 was elected President of the College of Physicians. He was also author of several valuable medical treatises (The Anatomy of Arteries, etc.), and left a large sum to University College for the encouragement of modern subjects. Sir Richard Quain, Bart., LL.D., editor of the Dictionary of Medicine, a cousin of the above, was born at Mallow in 1816. He was Lumleian lecturer in 1872, Harveian orator in 1885, and President of the Medical Council in 1891, when he was created baronet.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial