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William Munk (1816–1898)

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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William Munk (1816–1898) was the son of an ironmonger from Sussex. After studying to become a Doctor of Medicine he obtained various hospital appointments in London and was physician to the Smallpox Hospital. He was regarded as an authority on smallpox in his day and his plea for the wider use of narcotics to relive pain attracted much attention.

Royal College of Physicians, London

London


Date

1898

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 90.8 x W 71.1 cm

Accession number

X32

Acquisition method

gift, 1898

Work type

Painting


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