Portrait Collection

Items in the Portrait Collection Collection

An 1856 graduate of Harvard Medical School and son of faculty member, John Ware (1795-1864), Robert Ware was an inspector with the United States Sanitary Commission and later a surgeon with the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers.

Robert Ware died of…

A controversial figure even in his own lifetime, Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) may properly be considered the father of phrenology, although Gall himself never used that term, and phrenology as we think of it was far removed from…

Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. geb. d. 10 April, 1755. A portrait of Samuel Hahnemann, the author of Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, a fundamental text for the homeopathic movement.

A portrait of Brigadier-General William J. Dale, the Surgeon-General of Massachusetts who refused to approve the appointment of homeopath Henry Perkins Shattuck (1844-1902), an 1866 graduate of Harvard Medical School, who was appointed Medical…

Picture of Samuel Augustus Fisk, the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society during the trial and expulsion of homeopathy practitioners in 1871.

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