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


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Major Arthur Moon