Drawing of tropical ulcer
Major Arthur Moon worked on many tropical ulcers but had no medical reference texts. Amongst his fellow prisoners were a number of talented artists who helped him by documenting the ulcers and so building up a visual reference library. All forms of image-making were forbidden within the camps, and drawings like this had to be made in secret.
Ashley George Old, watercolour, 1944
Accession number: H95.61/2
From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures collection. Gift of Mr. Peter Jones, 1994