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Sir William Linton (1801-1880), Army physician

Sitter in 3 portraits
Linton entered the Army Medical Department in 1826 and, after serving in Canada, the Mediterranean and the West Indies, was appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals of the Army in the Crimea. He was present at every action until the fall of Sevastopol and had care of the barrack hospital in Scutari until the British forces came home. In 1857 he was appointed Inspector-General of Hospitals, and shortly afterwards he proceeded to India to assume the post of Principal Medical Officer of the European army. He held these offices throughout the Indian mutiny. In 1859, as a reward for his services, Linton was appointed an honorary physician to Queen Victoria.

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Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari'

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, circa 1856
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4305

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The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari

by Jerry Barrett
oil on canvas, 1857
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6202