Monday, October 04, 2010

"How could Jefferson sell its heritage?"

The Cherry Hill Courier Post has more on the tragic deaccessioning of The Gross Clinic: "Dr. Warren V. Harrer of Haddonfield, ... a Jefferson alumnus, admitted that he was 'initially sad since "The Gross Clinic" has been an integral part of Jefferson lore.'"

But now he is "delighted that the painting is taken care of and seen by a much larger audience."

What's more, "he is pleased that the University is using the funds to generate medical education."

Why, it's almost as if the sale was a good thing!

More on this tragedy, if you can stand to read it, here and here.