'The Medical Student', sheet music cover, c 1880.


'The Medical Student', sheet music cover, c 1880.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Colour lithograph vignette by Brandard, illustrating sheet music by Albert Smith. A young medical student wearing checked trousers, with his hat at a rakish angle, smokes a cheroot. On a table behind him are a tankard suggesting he drinks too much, bones he uses for his studies, and a copy of 'Quain's Anatomy' by Jones Quain (1796-1865). This work was University College London's first and most famous textbook of anatomy).

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