This photograph of Sir John Crofton is one of 30 Nick Sinclair portraits of British doctors who have substantially changed the practice of medicine in the twentieth century. Sinclair was commissioned by the British Medical Journal to produce the work for an exhibition which opens on Tuesday at London’s National Portrait Gallery. BMJ editor Richard Smith says the men and women featured were selected in a ‘rapid, subjective and wholly idiosyncratic way’. The exhibition can also be seen at the BMJ’s website at

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