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Healers Of Our Age Portrait Collection1945-1960
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Collection Scope and Content Note


The collection contains black and white portraits of 12 prominent figures in the history of medicine known for their commitment to the art and science of healing. This portfolio of photographs was produced for the benefit of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Endowment of the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine in Boston in a limited edition of 590. Each portfolio has been personally signed by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh. Portraits include Walter Clement Alvarez, Charles Herbert Best, Alfred Blalock, William Boyd, Thomas Stephen Cullen, Albert Einstein, Sir Alexander Fleming, Carl Gustav Jung, Helen Keller, Albert Schweitzer, George Hoyt Whipple, and Paul Dudley White.

Each of the 12 portraits is 12.9" x 17.3", printed on Bristol paper board, sanitized white, and weighs 320 grams. Photographs and commentary are by Yousuf Karsh, Ottowa, Canada.

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