Lot 12
  • 12

University College Hospital.

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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  • Collection of medical drawings
320 by 260mm. (average), a collection of pencil, ink, watercolour and coloured pencil drawings on 68 loose leaves, many annotated with descriptions of dissections, conditions or surgical procedures, many signed and dated, some soiling, occasional creases and tears, occasional loss

Catalogue Note

A collection with dates mostly ranging from 1848-1870. Many of these drawings were made at University College Hospital. One notes a liver gumma 'excised by Mr R.J. Godlee in 1899'. Rickman Godlee (1949-1925) was at the time Emeritus Professor of Clinical Surgery. He was a nephew of Joseph Lister and a pioneer of brain surgery. In 1884 he surgically removed a tumour of the brain. This illustration was executed in 1911 by the medical artist W. Thornton Shiells.