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Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881

Description

Seated half-length with his left arm resting on an edition of "The Philosphy of Death".

John Reid began his medical studies by studying anatomy under Dr William Thomson at his amatomical department on College Street. He then went on to take classes at the University of Glasgow and Portland Street School in order to receive his license from the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1833.

He spent the majority of his career as a general practitioner in Glasgow and was a member of the Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society. Reid heartily opposed the work of Joseph Lister into the antiseptic principle and often wrote reviews of his work in the Lancet.

Creator

Circle of Sir George Reid (Ewan Mundy 1993)

Date

19th century

Identifier

107

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Physical Dimensions

75.5 x 61 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

75.5 x 61 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881

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Citation

Circle of Sir George Reid (Ewan Mundy 1993), “Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881,” Heritage, accessed September 24, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/374.