Sir William Burnett, K.C.H. M.D. F.R.S.Director General of the Medical Department of the Royal Navy.
Mezzotint, image 690 x 420mm. 27¼ x 16½". Trimmed within plate. Marginal creases, closed tears.
Sir William Burnett (1779 - 1861), physician. . He urged the erection of, and largely planned, the Melville Hospital at Chatham for naval patients. He introduced a much more humane treatment of naval lunatics at Haslar than had been previously practised. All the codes of instructions to naval medical officers of hospitals and ships were revised and greatly improved by him. In 1841 the naval medical corps testified their high regard for the benefits he had conferred on the service by presenting him with this full-length portrait by Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769 - 1850), and a service of plate.
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