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ID number ART21729
Title War of nerves (Captain Vernon Clarke and Private Norman Bowman)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Roy (Artist)
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Medium coloured crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 52.8 x 41.5 cm


An Army Dental Surgeon of "D" Section, 2/1st Australian Dental Unit drilling a soldier's tooth by the aid of the dental treadle engine. The dental officer is SX27936 Captain H Vernon Clarke. The patient in the chair, which is the portable field dental type with spittoon and tray attached, is QX42181 Private Norman Bowman, Port Moresby, New Guinea.