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John Howell Evans Collection

John Howell Evans Collection

Physical Description

4 cm of textual records and ca 700 lithographs.



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

J.H. Evans, an Oxford trained physician, was a British surgeon specializing in cancer. He knew Osler, who encouraged his collecting of prints and inspired his early interest in the history of medicine. He gathered a collection of medical engravings.

Scope and Content

Collection contains over 700 engravings of portraits, mostly English physicians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also pathological illustrations from the late 1860s to the mid-1920s. The collection includes papers, clippings and reprints associated with the engravings.

Finding Aids

Custodial History

Purchased by the Osler Library in 1960. Old accession numbers 30, 86, 89, 214 and 306.


The documents are in English.

Source of Supplied Title Proper

Based on the documents in the collection.

Retrieval Number




English Physicians - Portraits
Evans, John Howell, 1870-1962