Drawing: blood transfusion

Even in a prison camp in the jungle, Arthur Moon was able to scrounge bits and pieces to carry out medical procedures such as blood transfusions.  The conditions shown here are extremely unhygienic (the drip bottles are unsealed) but these men had no alternative.  The artist, Ashley Old, has signed his name on the packing case at lower right.


Ashley George Old, pen and ink drawing, 1944


Accession number: H95.61/21


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures collection. Gift of Mr. Peter Jones, 1994


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Major Arthur Moon