Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Samuel D. Gross

  • The Gross Clinic as religious painting: Eakins, affect, and anatomy

    Adam R. ShapiroCambridge, Massachusetts, United States Thomas Eakins’s 1875 painting The Gross Clinic has long been considered one of the great works of nineteenth-century American art. Yet its depiction of a surgical demonstration by Dr. Samuel D. Gross and his colleagues at Jefferson Medical College was controversial from the moment of its completion. It was…