Portrait Collection

Items in the Portrait Collection Collection

Robert Ware
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…

Franz Joseph Gall, Dr. der Arzneykunst zu Wien
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.
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.

William J. Dale
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…

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

Portrait of John Clark
Born and educated in England, John Clark (1598?-1664) then emigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts, where he was known for his work in lithotomy and said to be the first educated physician to reside in New England. He settled in Boston in 1650 and…

Arthur T. Cabot
Dr. Arthur T. Cabot (1852-1912) was the first curator of the Dental Museum, serving from 1879 to 1881.

Adelbert Fernald
The Museum's fourth curator, Dr. Adelbert Fernald (1871-1958), was in office from 1922 until his retirement in 1936 .

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