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

Adam R. Shapiro Cambridge, MA   The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons 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 […]