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Portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, President 1962-1963

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Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.
Illingworth was a gastroenterologist who served as President of the College between 1962 and 1964. He also served as Honorary Librarian between 1974 and 1980, and did much throughout his career to promote the medical history of Glasgow. He was created Knight Bachelor in 1961 and appointed Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland.

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20th century

Identifier

43

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© the artist's estate

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74 x 64 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.

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Semi-flexible Gastroscope

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Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2000/10.2

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Length: 77.4 cm

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Metal, rubber, and wood.

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Gastroscope, metal and rubber, in wooden case, c 1960s.

Gastroscopy today involves examining components of the gastrointestinal system by inserting a wire-like endoscope down the patient’s throat. The endoscope contains a camera and light, and is controlled by the physician performing the examination. The images from the camera are then fed to a monitor screen for visualization.
Rudolf Schindler was the brains behind the first ever semi-flexible gastroscope, created in 1931. He constructed the gastroscope in such a manner that the distal end could be rotated, while the proximal end remained stationary. This allowed easier access to all areas of the stomach.

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