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J R Soc Med. 2006 April; 99(4): 212.
PMCID: PMC1420775

Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art

Here are the answers to the December competition:

  1. Alonso de Sedano: There is a raging debate as this painting is often attributed to the Master of Los Balbases; however, the authors decided to go with the prevalent view in the art world that the painting is one by Alonso de Sedano. All of those who answered the Master of Los Balbases have been granted benefit of the doubt.doubt.
    Figure 1
    (A) Saints Cosmas and Damian (1495) by Alonso de Sedano
  2. T P Collings: Contrary to common belief this etching was not by William Watson Cheyne, despite it being featured in his text on antiseptic surgery, published in 1882.1882.
    Figure 2
    (B) Antiseptic Surgery (1882) by T P Collins
    Figure 3
    (C) Amputation (1793) by Thomas Rowlandson

The winners of the competition were: Dr A G Smith, Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK Ruth Smith, Sheffield, UK Dr Ethan Taub, Zurich, Switzerland

Each will receive a copy of Surgical and Medical Treatment in Art (published by RSM Press Ltd [www.rsmpress.co.uk/bkemery4.htm]).


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