The chief sufferers were the inhabitants of the coasts of Sicily, Naples and Spain.
When the sufferers were of humble rank not much notice was taken of them.
The Scillitan sufferers were twelve in all - seven men and five women.
Among hospitals those of special general interest are the Steevens, the oldest in the city, founded under the will of Dr Richard Steevens in 1720; the Mater Misericordiae (1861),which includes a laboratory and museum, and is managed by the Sisters of Mercy, but relieves sufferers independently of their creed; the Rotunda lying-in hospital (1756); the Royal hospital for incurables, Donnybrook, which was founded in 1744 by the Dublin Musical Society; and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital, Adelaide Road, which amalgamated (1904) two similar institutions.
By reason of its dry and bracing climate, Aliwal North is also a favourite residence of sufferers from chest complaints.