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Interior of a Surgery with a Surgeon Treating a Wound in the Arm of a Man, with a Boy and Five Other Figures

Photo credit: Wellcome Library

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The patient is seated in the centre, with his jacket and shirt removed to expose his chest and right arm. Behind him and to the left, the surgeon leans over and inserts an instrument through the patient's exposed arm. The surgeon's apprentice stands on the left holding a vessel of liquid. In the right background, two women converse. Beyond them, a back room is seen in which a barber shaves a man and another man with his arm in a sling waits seated on a chair.

Wellcome Library


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  • Medium

    oil on wood

  • Measurements

    50.8 x 44 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936


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