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Sir James Black, 1924 - 2010. Pharmacologist
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Sir James Black, 1924 - 2010. Pharmacologist 2001

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  • Scottish Art
The pharmacologist Sir James Black was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988. He is best known for developing the beta-blocker, used in the treatment of coronary heart disease and hypertension. George Devlin, a friend of the sitter, has shown Black at work, writing out the chemical formula of cimetidine, a drug which the artist was taking at the time he was painting the portrait.


  • Acc. No. PG 3282
  • Medium Oil on canvas
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  • Credit Commissioned 2001