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James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)
James Dow (1911–1983)

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During the Second World War Dow served with distinction at St George's Hospital, covering those physicians who were absent on military duty. Under his guidance the hospital remained operational throughout the Blitz. In 1944 he provided medical support for the surgical teams at Cosham, near Portsmouth, who had been sent there to receive the casualties from D-Day.

The artist was originally from Hungary. He was emeritus professor of medical microbiology in the University of London and honorary consulting bacteriologist to St George’s Hospital. His interests spanned not only bacteriology, immunology and virology but also the arts, the law and business. He was an international authority on staphylococcus.

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James Dow (1911–1983)






H 33 x W 21 x D 17 cm;
Plinth: H 10 x W 15 x D 15 cm

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back of neck: S D Elek


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