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John Abernethy portrait engraving surgeon Thomas Lawrence

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John Abernethy FRS


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Original antique medical print


John Abernethy FRS (1764 - 1831) was an English surgeon. In 1815, he was elected principal surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital. His Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases (1809) _ known as "My Book", was one of the earliest popular works on medical science.

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artist J Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)
method Steel engraving
date C1860
size 270mm by 180mm (sheet)
SKU MD6063