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Reference numberVF/17
Alternative reference numberVF17
LevelItem
TitleMr Jonathan Hutchinson
ArtistWard, Leslie
Date27 September 1890
DescriptionVanity Fair cartoon by "Spy" of Sir Jonathan Hutchinson FRS. Full length, left profile. Lithograph by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, London
CaptionMen of the Day. No. 483.
Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson, F.R.S.
Born at Selby two-and-sixty years ago, and educated in the place of his birth, he has devoted his life to the methods of observation and experiment; operating upon and curing innumerable fellow-creatures.
He became successively a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, President of the Hunterian Society, of the Pathological Society, and of the Opthalmological Society, as well as Professor of Surgery and Pathology in the Royal College of Surgeons; and he has never read a paper before any Society without opening the eyes of his hearers. He has also sat upon a Royal Commission; and he has just ended his year of office as President of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He is a quiet, very sensitive man, who treats his patients with quite fatherly care and with exceeding skill. He is a specialist of more than one kind, being a great authority upon defective or diseased eyes. His study is the whole of medicine, as Bacon's was the whole of Nature; and of him a great medicine man once said: "I do not believe in specialists, but I believe in Hutchinson because he is a specialist in everything." And being so, he has well earned the gratitude of thousands.
He has a pretty place in Haslemere; and he always carries with him four pairs of spectacles.
FormatLithograph
MaterialsColoured lithograph on paper
Dimensions380mm x 263mm
NotesText is accompanying article from "Vanity Fair" (by Jehu Junior)
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePurchased by the Royal Society from Patrick Pollak Antiquarian & Rare Books, September 1999
Related materialColour transparency, Box N10. IM/002328. Alan H Sykes 'The Doctors in Vanity Fair' 1995, page 30
Related records in the catalogueIM/002328
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6645Hutchinson; Sir; Jonathan (1828 - 1913); Surgeon1828 - 1913
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