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In Dracula, two of the heroes are doctors: Dr Van Helsing and his former student Dr Seward eventually lead the hunt to defeat Count Dracula. There has been much speculation that Stoker’s real-life brothers, both doctors, were the inspirations for these characters. Stoker’s older brother Sir Thornley Stoker pictured above was a successful neurosurgeon who served as president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Bram’s younger brother Dr George Stoker was a surgeon in the British army who later became a pioneer in ozone therapy. It is apparent that Bram sought advice from his brothers on matters relating to medicine in his fiction. #Dracula #StokerThornley #BramStoker #Ireland #SligoBramStokerSociety #literaryinspiration #literarytourism #histmed #medicalhistory #pastmedicalhistory #stoker #irishwriter #ireland_gram #doctor #socialhistory #literaryhistory #sligobramstokersociety #howsligoshapeddracula #sligodraculasociety #medicalhistory #literaryinspiration #ireland_gram #dracula #stoker #sligodraculasociety #literaryhistory #irishwriter #ireland #howsligoshapeddracula #literarytourism #doctor #histmed #stokerthornley #socialhistory #sligobramstokersociety #pastmedicalhistory #bramstoker

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