Joshua Brookes, British anatomist, c 1820s.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Line engraving after an original oil painting in the Hunterian Society Collection, showing Brookes (1761-1833) seated in front of a desk upon which is an open copy of an anatomical atlas. 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).