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Plate XIX, Strumous Ophthalmia Ramsay, A Maitland  (Scottish, 1859-1946)

More than technical medical illustrations, the photogravures published in A. Matiland Ramsay’s Atlas of External Diseases of the Eye (1898) are a rare and beautiful example of the expressive potential of the ink-on-paper photographic syntax. Ramsay’s notes in the preface explain … ‘the plates in this Atlas are executed from photographs of actual cases…the chromolithograph plates are from photographs taken, and colored from life by Mr. A. H. Geyer under my personal supervision…The plates in photogravure are the work of Messrs. T. & R. Annan, Glasgow."