Arnold Chaplin

Arnold Chaplin was born in 1864 and died in 1944. A distinguished doctor and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Chaplin was described as '...gifted with a dry sense of humour and with a shrewdness that made him the ally of the true scholar but an enemy to the spurious'. Chaplin combined his medical practice with an interest in the history of medicine, a love of French and English literature, and of old books and prints.