Images of the good doctor in Western medicine: the doctor-patient relationship (part 2)

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:340
  1. Peter O' Donnell, general practitioner
  1. Sutton, Surrey

    Metsu is perhaps most famous for his painting Music Lesson, but I prefer The Doctor's Visit, which contrasts with Naiveu's painting (BMJ 2002;325: 1003) in showing a less caring image of a doctor visiting an equally wealthy patient.

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    The Doctor's Visit by Gabriel Metsu (1629-67), Hermitage …

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