Thomas Sydenham's bust

This marble bust of Thomas Sydenham can be seen in the headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians in London.

"The bust was erected at the expense of the College, in obedience to the following vote: 30 September, 1757. The College agreed to erect a busto of Dr Sydenham in their C├Žnaculum, the expense not to exceed one hundred pounds, and appointed a committee to take care of the business. The Committee to be the President (Dr Reeve), the Treasurer (Dr Wilbraham), the Registrar (Dr Lawrence), Dr Askew, and Dr Akenside"1.

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  • Photo by Adrian Thomas (December 2015)

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