John Raymond McClean
16 January 1933|
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
29 January 2011 (aged 78)|
Derry, Northern Ireland
|Occupation||Military physician, General practitioner|
Dr. Raymond McClean (16 January 1933 – 29 January 2011) was an Irish nationalist politician and physician from Northern Ireland.
He studied at the Royal College of Surgeons' Medical School (Dublin), where he qualified as a medical doctor, before joining the Royal Air Force. He then worked as a general practitioner in Derry, also acting as club doctor to Derry City F.C. and local amateur boxing clubs. Concerns about housing conditions led him to join the civil rights movement. He was present at Bloody Sunday.
The following year, in 1973, he was elected for the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) to Londonderry City Council, and was immediately elected as first nationalist mayor of the city since 1923. He held his seat on Londonderry City Council at the 1977 election, but did not stand in 1981. Later in life, McClean wrote about Bloody Sunday and the events leading up to it, holding a special interest in the long-term effects of the use of CS Gas. He died in 2011, and was survived by his wife Sheila, son Sean, and daughter Sheila.
McClean authored two books, The Road to Bloody Sunday, and A Cross Shared, and jointly authored a report providing medical perspectives on the deaths of some marchers on Bloody Sunday.
After treating more than 200 cases of CS gas exposure, he had a letter to the British Medical Journal published, on the effects of CS gas use in the Bogside, during The Troubles in Derry.
- "The Road to Bloody Sunday", (978-0946451371 Poolbeg Press, 1983), (Revised Edition, Guildhall Press, 1997)
- "A Cross Shared", (Donegal Democrat, 1988)
- Details McCleans experiences working as a Concern volunteer doctor in famine struck Ethiopia in the early 1980s. (Template:OL book)
- "Bloody Sunday : the Breglio Report" Robert J Breglio, Don Mullan, Raymond McClean. (OCLC 60456684 Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign, 1997)
- Provided medical and ballistics analyses of the shooting of 3 of the marchers on the day.
- "Tributes paid to Dr Raymond McClean", BBC News, 31 January 2011.
- Paddy Devlin, Straight Left, p. 194
- Local Government Elections 1973–1981: Londonderry, Northern Ireland Elections
- McClean, Raymond (1969). "Riot-Control Agents: Personal Experience". pp. 652–653. Digital object identifier:10.1136/bmj.3.5671.652-a. PMC 1984446. PMID 5811686. http://www.bmj.com/content/3/5671/652.1.
- Ganderup, Sarah (2010). "How White Was the Wash?: Bloody Sunday, 1972, and Memory in the Creation of the Widgery Report". http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/VocesNovae/article/view/52/194.
- "Bloody Sunday and the Report of the Widgery Tribunal – Summary and Significance of New Material". CAIN. University of Ulster.. http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bsunday/irgovt1.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- Dr Raymond McClean was ‘a hero of Derry’ The Derry Journal.
- Raymond McClean obituary Guardian News and Media Limited.
- Dr Raymond McClean: Doctor who joined Ulster's civil rights movement and later became mayor of Derry The Independent.
- Extracts from 'The Road to Bloody Sunday', by Dr. Raymond McClean
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