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William Jenner (1815–1898) studied medicine at University College, London, and was later apprenticed to a surgeon. After taking his MD degree, he gave up general practice in favour of becoming a consultant. He carried out research on typhus and typhoid, establishing that these were in fact two different fevers. In 1849 he became assistant physician and professor of pathological anatomy at University College Hospital.
oil on canvas
H 127 x W 101.6 cm
gift from University College, 1955