Four Eyes

Four Eyes

Description: Page from the Medical and surgical Journal of HMS Racoon by Dr Pierce Mansfield. The ship was stationed at the Cape of Good Hope.

The watercolour illustration shows four views of Christopher Walters’ ‘Retinitis Syphilitica’ [the retina of someone with syphilis] at different stages of treatment, as viewed through an ophthalmoscope.

Date: 1868

Our Catalogue Reference: ADM 101/139/3

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  1. transposition
    transposition says:

    Medicine really was an “art”.

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