Henry Jellett

Life
1872-1948; son of Very Rev. Henry Jellett, Dean of St. Patrick’s; ed. TCD; extern examiner and Professor of Midwifery, 1909-11; master of the Rotunda, 1910-19; gynaecological consultant to several Dublin hospitals; consultant obstetrician to New Zealand Dept. of Health, 1920s; med ical works; co-authored with Ngaio Marsh, Death follows a Surgeon (1935); Much To-Do (London:Sampson Low 1946), set in the west of Ireland island of ‘Darraghmore’, and involving a priest who allows himself to ‘go to seed and forgets his humility’ (Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction, 1919); Biddy, a neice of the priest, commits suicide and Fr. Flanagan is ‘saved from himself’ Dr. Rourke, an outspoken Protestant neighbour; some bawdiness. IF