First Aid case, Germany, 1914-1918
This first aid case was made for use by the German Army during the First World War. The case is wrapped in a leather covering and inside are a series of compartments for bandages, plasters, cotton wool and other first aid equipment, all labelled in German. The case is marked with a red cross, an internationally recognised symbol for emergency medical care.
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Glossary: first aid kit
A kit designed to give help to an injured person until proper medical treatment is available
Glossary: first aid
Treatment that is rendered initially for the care of an emergent condition. It is usually performed by a lay person to a sick or injured patient until definitive medical treatment can be accessed