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Exhibition of doctors' photographs

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1199

Reminds us of how much they achieved

  1. Mary Loudon, Writera
  1. a 236E Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6BU
  2. b Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH

    Editor-Last week I attended the opening of the exhibition of photographs of 20th century British doctors at the National Portrait Gallery in London.1 I came away incredibly moved by the exhibition. If one of the aims of its organisers was to spotlight some of those men and women who have made outstanding contributions to British 20th century medicine they certainly achieved it. So much of what my generation (I am 30) takes for granted has been discovered, pioneered, and fought for by this remarkable group: controlled clinical …

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