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Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room: Portrait Artist/Furniture

This guide provides an overview of the Library's History of Medicine Room and related resources.


Portrait Artist

The portrait of Dr. Bryan was completed in 2002 by Tarleton Blackwell, a nationally-known artist from Manning, South Carolina, and is based on a photograph taken on May 11, 1994, in the study of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford. Above Osler's mantelpiece are reproductions of portraits of three of the giants of British medicine: Thomas Linacre, William Harvey, and the "English Hippocrates" Thomas Syndenham (shown here).


The furniture, including the book cabinets, the table, the chairs, and the side table, were designed and constructed by M. Craig & Company. For further information about the company, go to