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Hermann Boerhaave (1668–1738) was a man of great learning and became known for his knowledge of science and medicine. His clinical teaching attracted students from all over Europe and his published works became the standard medical textbooks of the time. Boerhaave’s legacy lies with the methods of teaching he introduced and in the many famous scientists and physicians who studied under him. He was apparently a man of striking personality, characterised by warmth, geniality and simplicity.
oil on canvas
74.5 x 63.5 cm
gift from Mr Bayford, 1832
Royal College of Physicians, London
11 St Andrew's Place Regent's Park, London, Greater London NW1 4LE EnglandView venue
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