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Seventeen professors at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Colour process print after C.E. Miksch, 1923.

Miksch, Carl E., 1893-1955.

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Left to right: L.F. Appleman, teacher of pharmacy, materia medica and therapeutics at Jefferson 1904-1932; H.R. Loux, Professor of Urology 1913-1930; F.O. Lewis, Professor of Laryngology 1924-1934; C.F. Nassau, Clinical Professor of Surgery 1930-1940; T.E. Shea, member of the Neurology Department in the 1930s; S. Solis-Cohen, Professor of Clinical Medicine 1904-1927; S. MacCuen Smith, Clinical Professor of Otology 1894-1929; (in profile, wearing hat) F.J. Kalteyer, Clinical Professor of Medicine in the 1920s and 1930s; W.F. Manges, Professor of Roentgenology 1928 or 1929-1936; H. A. Hare, Sutherland M. Prevost Professor of Therapeutics, Materia Medica and Diagnosis 1916-1931; J.P. Schaeffer, Professor of Anatomy 1912(?)-1948; E.J.G. Beardsley, Clinical Professor of Medicine; (holding human stomach) B.L. Crawford, Director of Clinical Laboratories, Department of Pathology; C. Jackson, Professor of Laryngology 1916-1924 and Professor of Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy 1924-1930; T. McCrae, Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine 1912 and Magee Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine 1917-1935; (holding frog) L. Tuttle, member of the Physiology Department 1911-1961, published works on laboratory physics and mathematics; (dissecting woman) J.C. DaCosta, Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery 1910-1931 For comparative portraits of the sitters and information about them see Frederick B. Wagner, Jr., (ed.), "Thomas Jefferson University: tradition and heritage", Philadelphia 1989; E.L. Bauer, "Doctors made in America", Philadelphia n.d. [ca. 1963]



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1 print : offset lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 25.4 x 50.4 cm


C. Miksch

Publications note

Frederick B. Wagner, Jr., "The lampooned faculty of 1909 and 1923: caricatured professors", typescript (unpublished?) supplied to the Wellcome Institute, 20 March 1995, by Professor Wagner
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 27 April 1970, vol. 212, no. 4, front cover (reproduced) and p. 544 (article with key)


Wellcome Library no. 21133i

Lettering note

The surnames of the figures are printed along the bottom of the print

Reproduction note

The composition is derived from a similar group portrait by A. Barrère: see Wellcome Library no. 575240i. The present print retains the basic composition and the torsoes of Barrère's print, but changes the heads, omits the tall figure who would be behind Schaeffer, and adds two others (Appleman and Tuttle) The fact that Tuttle is an added figure does not explain why he is shown as thickset whereas Wagner (ed.) pp. 167-8 describes him as "a tall, thin, moustached man"


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