Diagnosis in art: Dr Dorothy Hodgkin (1910–1994)


In 1985—the same year as Live Aid, the Broadwater Farm riots, the Bradford Football club fire and the Manchester Airport disaster—Dr Dorothy Hodgkin sat for this portrait. Dr Hodgkin was a pioneer in the field of chemistry, and was awarded the Nobel prize in 1964. As part of a vast body of work, she identified the chemical structure of penicillin, Vitamin B12 and insulin.

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