The diseased, skeptical (spinning?) eyes of Tasmania (1899)

These illustrations come from “Some of the Rarer Forms of Eye Disease,” G. H. Hogg, The Australasian Medical Gazette (July 20, 1899), vol. XVIII, no. 6, pp. 282-285. In A1, we see the distressing phenomenon in which a patient’s eyes turn into pinwheels and spin uncontrollably. In C, D, and E, the patient’s face adopts an appealing countenance of sardonic skepticism, which at least partially makes up for the pain and impaired vision.


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