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Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt

(1816-1890), Physician

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 7 portraits
Began his career as a schoolmaster before moving to London in 1837 and working at Guy's Hospital. He attended lectures, and by 1843 had been made a lecturer in the hospital's own medical school. In 1851 he was made an assistant physician, and in 1856 was appointed as a full physician. Gull was elected Fullerian professor of physiology at the Royal Institution in 1847, and the following year he delivered the Gulstonian Lectures at the College of Physicians, where he held every important office except president. In 1869 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society. He was created a baronet in 1872, in recognition of the skill he had shown in attending the Prince of Wales during his attack of typhoid fever in 1871.

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Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax38686

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38686

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt, by Maull & Co - NPG x134639

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x134639

'Leaders in Medicine & Surgery', by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x197426

'Leaders in Medicine & Surgery'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
carbon cabinet card, early-mid 1870s
NPG x197426

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17582

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1878
NPG Ax17582

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG x16941

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype on paper mount, 1878 or before
NPG x16941

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day. No. 119.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43723

Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day. No. 119.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 18 December 1875
NPG D43723

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