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A physician examining a urine flask. Oil painting by Gerard Thomas.

  • Thomas, Gérard, 1663-1720
Reference
47322i
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Description

The teachings of Hippocrates (5th-4th century BC) lie at the heart of traditional Western medicine. The painting shows a 17th-century physician consulting a book of Hippocrates to aid him in making a diagnosis when examining a flask of the patient's urine. Elsewhere in the room, pharmaceutical and surgical operations take place

Physical description

1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 69.5 x 87.6 cm

Lettering

G. Thomas

Lettering note

Book inscribed: Liber Hipocratis De medecina

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 47322i

Languages

  • Latin


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