1920s Medical Drawings of Ophthalmic Pathologies

1920s Medical Drawings of Ophthalmic Pathologies

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1920s Medical Drawings of Ophthalmic Pathologies







Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Medicine


We have obtained a collection of original watercolor drawings, done to record a variety of ophthalmic pathologies. They range from a group done at Hamblins in the 1920s( the bulk of the collection)  to a couple of c1930 Curry  Paxton drawings. They depict various ophthalmic pathologies such as congenital cataracts, sarcomas, siderosis, etc. Some of the drawings  were executed for notable British ophthalmic surgeons, including Sir William Lister and W.S. Duke-Elder. Most artists signed their drawings only with their initials, e.g., “T.H.”, likely Thomas Hooper. Several are done by “A.P.” ,who we haven’t as yet identified. The majority cards on which the drawings are done measure  10″ x 7″ ( 25 cm x 17.5 cm) approx. In the last 30 years the camera has replaced these very skilled artists. It should be noted that a number of the drawings are covered  with a protective sheet of cellophane that is simply folded over the back and easily removed.   Prices range from $75.00–$195.00, with a substantial discount for anyone interested in the whole collection. There are about 16 in all. Please contact us for additional images and further details. 

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974