Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Bt(1816-1890), Physician
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.
by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 18 December 1875