A patient at home

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A patient at home. Oil painting by D Mary Barber, ca 1953. The interior of a room with plaster peeling off the wall and ceiling. On the left, a fireplace, and, next to it, an open cupboard in which is a pile of coals (?). Against the back wall is a bed, with the foot close to the picture plane. In the bed is an old man. Left foreground, another table with things on it, and, very close to the picture plane, a medicine bottle: the bottle was identified by Dr Keith Ball as "Mist. Expect.", an expectorant mixture routinely prescribed for people with bronchitis. Created 1953?. Older men. Chronically ill. Bronchitis – Patients. Arthritis – Patients. Central Middlesex Hospital. Contributors: D Mary. Barber; Horace Joules (1902–1977). Work ID: mn6w5nd3.

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