The Royal College of Physicians of London, Portraits. Catalogue II. By Wolstenholme Gordon Kerslake John F., (with essays by Ekkart Rudolf E. O. Piper David). pages. Elsevier/Excerpta Medica/North Holland, Amsterdam, Oxford, and New York, 1977. Price, not given.

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The second catalogue of portraits and medals (illustrated by black-and-white halftones) in the collection of The Royal College of Physicians of London. The annotations include biographic sketches of the subjects and detailed descriptions of the works. The introductory essays are themselves of considerable value for their comment pertinent to history of the College and to consideration of portrait painting as a genre. Recommended for collections on the history of medicine.

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