L0013110 A surgical operation to remove a malignant tumour from a man
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
A surgical operation to remove a malignant tumour from a man’s left breast and armpit in a Dublin drawing room, 1817. Watercolour, 1817.
1817 after: Robert F. PowerPublished: –
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The painting that I chose from wellness images is striking because a surgical operation is being performed in a Dublin drawing room. A malignent tumor is being removed from a man left breast and armpit. The decor of the drawing room has a traditional look. There are a group of men surrounding the man with tumor. The man performing the surgery must be a doctor or have knowledge of how to remove
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