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December 14, 2011

Onward Howard Kelly, Marching as to War

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Author Affiliations: Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

JAMA. 2011;306(22):2514-2515. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1795

In 1905, the prominent artist John Singer Sargent was commissioned to paint a portrait of the four founding physicians of the Johns Hopkins Hospital: William Welch, William Osler, William Halsted, and Howard Kelly. That June, Welch, Halsted, and Kelly sailed for Southampton and traveled by rail to London. There they reunited with Osler, who had left Hopkins in 1904 to become the Regis Professor of Medicine at Oxford, and all four made their way to Sargent's studio near the Chelsea Embankment.1

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