Pond, Arthur (c.1700-58); British. Medium: engraving. Date: 1739. Richard Mead (1673-1754) English physician; his work 'A Short Discourse concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Method to be used to prevent it' published in 1720 was important for the understanding of transmissible diseases; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.