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Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1146
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1146

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Defining Features Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000. Ludmilla Jordanova, Curator. National Portrait Gallery, London, 14 April to 17 September 2000.

Defining Features Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000. Ludmilla Jordanova. Reaktion Books, London, in association with the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2000. Paper, 192 pp. $24.95, £14.95. ISBN 1-86189-059-1.

Through this exhibition and its accompanying book, Ludmilla Jordanova provides a concise overview of portraiture and its function within the historical and social world of scientists, doctors, inventors, and their work.