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

Miksch, Carl E., 1893-1955.
Date
1923

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Credit: Fifteen professors at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Colour process print after C. Miksch, 1923. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Left to right: E.P. Davis (Obstetrics, holding by the hand a foetus with the features of the artist Carl E. Miksch); E.E. Graham, Clinical Professor of Children's Diseases at Jefferson 1892-1926, established the paediatric department 1916; W.H. Kinney, Assistant Professor of Uro-Genital Medicine (?) ca. 1930; E.Q. Thornton, Sutherland M. Prevost Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica 1933-1934, subsequently Emeritus Professor; F.C. Knowles, Professor of Dermatology 1920-1947 and collector of Chinese porcelain; (holding artificial leg) J.T. Rugh, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 1918-1930 and James Edwards Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 1930-1939; A.P. Brubaker, Professor of Physiology and Hygiene (or "and Medical Jurisprudence"?) 1904-1927, subsequently Emeritus Professor; F.X. Dercum, Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Nervous System (or of Nervous and Mental Diseases) 1892 (or 1883?)-1900, Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases 1900-1925, subsequently Emeritus Professor; B.M. Anspach, Professor of Gynecology 1921-1940(?); John Heysham Gibbon, Snr., Professor of Surgery 1907-1931, Emeritus Professor 1931-1956; R.V. Patterson, Dean 1916-1938, Sutherland M. Prevost Professor of Therapeutics 1934-1938; P.B. Hawk, Professor of Physiological Chemistry 1912-1923, instituted master's and doctoral degrees at Jefferson; H.F. Hansell, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology 1895-1902, Professor of Ophthalmology 1902-1925, Emeritus Professor 1925-1934; (wearing a green eyeshade, as was his wont) H.E. Radasch, Professor of Histology and Embryology 1921-1941, Emeritus Professor 1941-1942; and R.C. Rosenberger, Professor of Bacteriology and Hygiene 1909-1944 For comparative portraits of the sitters and information about them see Frederick B. Wagner (ed.), "Thomas Jefferson University: tradition and heritage", Philadelphia 1989; E.L. Bauer, "Doctors made in America", Philadelphia n.d. [ca. 1963]

Lettering

C. Miksch

Publication/Creation

1923

Physical description

1 print : offset lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 25.5 x 50.7 cm

Publications note

Frederick B. Wagner, Jr., "The lampooned faculty of 1909 and 1923: caricatured professors", typescript (unpublished?) supplied to the Wellcome Institute by Professor Wagner, 20 March 1995

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 27 April 1970, vol. 212, no. 4, front cover (reproduced) and p. 544 (article with key)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21134i

Reproduction note

The composition is derived from from a print of the same composition (in reverse) by A. Barrère (Wellcome Library no. 575001i)

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  • English


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