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William Woodville (1752–1805) was famous for his work on the prevention of smallpox. As director of the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St Pancras, London, from 1791, Woodville carried out extensive trials of vaccination. He kept detailed records on thousands of patients. He was also an accomplished botanist, and acquired two acres of ground belonging to the hospital which he maintained at his own expense as a botanical garden.
oil on canvas
H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm
purchased from St Pancras Inoculation Hospital, 1954