(1883-1940), physician and surgeon, was born on 23 July 1883 in
Salto, the fourth child of Juan José Kenny (1854-1922) and Elena Gahan
(1853-1935). His grandfather James Kenny (1798-1857)
settled in Argentina in the 1830s and married Honoria
(1811-1904), daughter of John Murray and Margaret Egan.
Brendan Kenny studied in the school of medicine at the
University of Buenos Aires, and graduated in 1909 in
surgery. He worked in the British and San Roque hospitals,
and 1925 was appointed head of surgery at the Alvarez
hospital. In 1917 he published his thesis dissertation Diagnóstico
de los tumores de los huesos largos. In 1938 Dr.
Kenny was appointed professor in the school of medicine.
Kenny also practised at the Alejandro Gutiérrez hospital
of Venado Tuerto. A horse lover and keen polo player,
Tomás B. Kenny was founding member of the Venado Tuerto rural
society, and president of the
Venado Tuerto Athletic Polo club.
Tomás B. Kenny married Margarita Emilia (b.1886), daughter
of John James Murphy and Ellen Roche. The local airport at Venado
his name since 1973.
José Brendan Wallace
Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su Actuación y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987),
- Wallace, José Brendan,
Dr. Tomás Brendan
Kenny Gahan: A 120 años de su natalicio in "Irlandeses"
(www.irlandeses.com.ar), accessed 15 March 2004.