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Progressive migrating tumours, presented as swollen manifestation in the left lower jaw, in a 48-year old man with silent hypernephroma of the left kidney. Watercolour by Barbara E. Nicholson, 1947.

  • Nicholson, Barbara E., active 1946-1957.
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About this work


Ashford, Middlesex, 1947.

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour, with gouache ; sheet 12.2 x 9.1 cm


<...>, 12.6.47, aged 48

Creator/production credits

Barbara E. Nicholson was a founder member of the Medical Artists Association, where she is recorded as serving on an exhibition committee in October 1949. By 1951, she had illustrated G.F. Gibberd, A short textbook of midwifery (2nd ed., London: J. & A. Churchill, 1941) and Philip Wiles, Essentials of orthopaedics (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1949). She also illustrated published books on flowers. The Medical Artists Association records last list her, in 1951, as resident at Berwick St John, Shaftesbury, Dorset. The collection of Barbara Nicholson's watercolours and pen and ink drawings were painted at Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Middlesex, at the request of the surgeon Norman Matheson between 1946 and 1951, and were presented to the Wellcome Institute Library in 1987 by Ashford Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Lettering note

Lettering in black ink and accompanying typed note with patient history describes the discovery and spreading destruction of left kidney, mandible and skeletal structure, when there were no obvious symptoms until the swelling appeared
Bears number: 67/1947


Wellcome Library no. 32130i



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