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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.
oil on wood
50.8 x 44 cm
purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936
183 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BE EnglandView venue
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