|Alternative reference number||VF06|
|Date||30 October 1902|
|Description||Vanity Fair cartoon by "Spy" of Sir William Henry Broadbent FRS seated at a writing desk. Half length, left profile. A raised hand in a shield is depicted in the top right hand corner of the cartoon. Lithograph by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, London|
|Caption||Vanity Fair. Men of the Day. No. 855|
Sir William Henry Broadbent, K.C.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D., F.R.S.
He was born seven-and-sixty years ago, he is a Fellow of various Societies, Consulting Physician to a couple of hospitals, and he has attended Royalty. He has not yet been President of the College of Physicians; but he has written on "The Pulse" and on "Heart Disease," and he has been improved into a Baronet. He is very orthodox indeed, he is a very general specialist, and he has a very strong objection to self-advertisement.
He has a determined upper lip, and he has described himself as a fairly diligent reader.
|Materials||Coloured lithograph on paper|
|Dimensions||380mm x 263mm|
|Notes||He reacted angrily to his appearance in Vanity Fair and wrote to The Lancet; ' I am told that this is a distinction; if so it is one which I do not appreciate or covet and I should like the profession to know that it is entirely unauthorised and against my express wish. I remember that Sir James Paget was subjected to a similar indignity'.|
|Text is accompanying article from "Vanity Fair" (by Jehu Junior?)|
|Copyright||The Royal Society|
|Provenance||Purchased by the Royal Society from Patrick Pollak Antiquarian & Rare Books, September 1999|
|Related material||Colour transparency, Box N101. IM/000572. Alan H Sykes @The Doctors in Vanity Fair' 1995, page 46|
|Related records in the catalogue||IM/000572|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA1510||Broadbent; Sir; William Henry (1835 - 1907)||1835 - 1907|