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Frederic Carpenter Skey (1798–1872)
Frederic Carpenter Skey (1798–1872)
Frederic Carpenter Skey (1798–1872)

Photo credit: St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum and Archive

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Originally identified as a bust of an 'unknown man' but reidentified c.1960 as Frederick Carpenter Skey (1798–1872). Skey was assistant surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1827–1854, senior surgeon, 1854–1864 and consultant surgeon, 1864–1872. He also lectured on anatomy, descriptive and surgical anatomy, and clinical surgery.

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H 61 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 13 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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painted on base: FC Skey


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