General view of British physiologist Sir Joseph Barcroft (1972-1947) and an unidentified assistant performing a splenectomy, i.e. the complete removal of the spleen, on a dog. A Fellow of the Royal Society, Sir Barcroft held the chair of physiology at Cambridge University from 1925 to 1937 and is best known for his work on the respiratory function of the blood and the functions of the spleen.
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“Sir Joseph Barcroft Performing Splenectomy on Dog,” 1928. Arthur Greenberg Collection of Laboratory Photographs, Box 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/6969z1495.
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