Portrait of Thomas Sydenham

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Title

Portrait of Thomas Sydenham

Subject

Thomas Sydenham, an English physician, made important contributions to medical sciences in the 17th century.

Description

Mary Beale, one of the most successful female painters of the 17th century, painted the portrait of Thomas Sydenham who is known as the "English Hippocrates." He is considered as the father of English medicine. He graduated from Oxford.

Creator

Mary Beale

Source

Wikipedia

Publisher

Rabia Melis Direk

Date

1689

Rights

Public

Relation

John Locke, "Of Identity and Diversity"
Locke's explanation of the various ways we think and make implications of the world around us can be a great perspective to reveal how humans practiced medicine. Sydenham did not believe it was religiously acceptable to use microbiology to cure diseases; for him, God only allowed people to observe outer appearances. Locke's sentence "We have the ideas but of three sorts of substances: 1.GOD. 2. FINITE INTELLIGENCES. 3. BODIES." throws light to this reasoning.

Format

762 mm x 610 mm

Language

N/A

Type

Painting

Files

1024px-Thomas_Sydenham_by_Mary_Beale.jpg

Citation

Mary Beale, “Portrait of Thomas Sydenham,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 30, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/489.

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