The Clinic of Dr Gross

Reblogged from the blog of Charles Saumarez Smith
, quite apart from the art-historical interest, this painting exemplifies a certain image of medicine and medical practice. It seems to embody some of those many many dictums ascribed to William Osler

I didn’t know the story of the portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross, known as The Clinic of Dr. Gross: that it was agreed that it should be sold by Jefferson Medical College on 11 November 2006 with a proviso which allowed the city of Philadelphia to make a pre-emptive bid for a matching price […]

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