Surgeons' hands, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 1991.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Surgeons' hands, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 1991.

Holmes, Keith

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

One of a series of paintings by Keith Holmes. A replacement valve is ready for positioning in the patient's heart. Two of the three hands are those of Dr Stephen Westaby, the third belongs to a colleague. The first human implant of an artificial heart valve was performed in 1952.
 

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10302513
 

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