Infecting mosquitoes with malaria (Gunner Gilbert Seaton)
|Title||Infecting mosquitoes with malaria (Gunner Gilbert Seaton)|
|Maker||Heysen, Nora (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns|
|Date made||9 September 1945|
|Medium||black conte crayon over pencil|
|Measurement||Sheet: 48.4 cm x 36.2 cm; image: 34 cm x 39 cm|
Seated at the LHQ Medical Research Unit, Gunner Gilbert Rowland Seaton (WX22004), RAA, is a voluteer participant in the top secret studies that were aimed to further knowledge about the treatment and prevention of malaria. Gunner Seaton who carried a malaria parasite is seated with his arm inside a cage containing mosquitoes which would bite Gunner Seaton and as a result take up the malaria parasite. These mosquitoes would then be used to infect volunteer subjects with malaria in order for further testing to be carried out under controlled conditions.