Tropical ulcer

Place Asia: Burma Thailand Railway, Chungkai
Accession Number ART90888
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: sheet: 25.8 x 18.2cm (irreg.); paper: 33.8 x 21cm; card: 34.4 x 22.2cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour, white gouache, pencil on paper mounted on card
Maker Old, Ashley George
Place made Burma Thailand Railway: Chungkai
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


A foot and lower leg with a tropical ulcer. There is a detailed sketch of the area infected to the upper left of the main image. This picture shows an example of the type of sickness treated by the medical hospitals in the prisoner of war camp in Chungkai, as prisoners worked on the Burma-Thailand Railway.