Engraving after a painting by Thomas Phillips. Brookes (1761-1833) is seated in front of a desk upon which there is an open copy of an anatomical atlas in Greek. A specimen glas stands on a shelf in the background, and a coat of arms and motto are below the print. Brookes was a teacher of anatomy in London, and had been a student of the influential physiologist and surgeon John Hunter (1728-1793).
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