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Cardiac aneurysm in a 58-year old man with suspected stomach cancer, ankylosing spondylitis and fatal bronchopneumonia: specimen detail showing heart enlarged, with old thrombosis adherent to posterior wall. Watercolour by Barbara E. Nicholson, 1951.
- Nicholson, Barbara E., active 1946-1957.
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Ashford, Middlesex, 1951.
1 painting : watercolour, with gouache ; sheet 17.3 x 15 cm
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.
Typed accompanying note on patient history states gross anaemia of iron deficient type was observed in hospital before death
Bears number: 234/1951
Wellcome Library no. 34100i