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Matthew Baillie (1761–1823)

Photo credit: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Matthew Baillie (1761–1823) was a renowned pathological anatomist, whose research into morbid anatomy revealed a new field of study that become recognised as an independent science. His groundbreaking study 'Morbid Anatomy of the Human Body' (1793) explored the symptoms of disease, and he gave the first clinical descriptions of gastric ulcer and chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema. He also presented one of the clearest descriptions ever written on the pulmonary lesions of tuberculosis.

Royal College of Physicians, London





oil on canvas


H 76.8 x W 63.5 cm

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gift from Angela Oliver, 1972

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