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Lääkärimuotokuvia Hippokrateesta HUSin kokoelmiin

210 × 240 mm, hard cover
320 pages
Writers: Markku Valkonen, Seppo Seitsalo
Layout: Timo Setälä
ISBN 978-952-7226-65-0
HUS & University of Helsinki
42 €

► This book presents portraits of phsyicians and head nurses from the collections of the HUS Helsinki University Hospital and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine. The extensive collections comprise nealy 400 portraits painted in various periods by artists including Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Albert Edelfelt, Eero Nelimarkka, Ernst Mether-­Borgström, Anitra Lucander and Marjatta Tapiola. A selection of 60 portraits are highlighted in the book.

The detailed introduction sheds light on the medical symbols appearing in the portraits while also taking an intriguing look at the history of physician portraiture throughout the ages, from Hippocrates and Napoleon’s personal physician to Sigmund Freud and Che Guevara.