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Measuring spoons, London, England, 1981

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A mixture of sugar and salt in water is enough to rehydrate a person experiencing dehydration, often as a result of diarrhoea. In poorer parts of the world, the combination of diarrhoea and dehydration can prove fatal. These spoons were intended for use on health projects run by UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Fund. The sugar bowl is marked “A” and the salt bowl is marked with a “B”. Children should have one dose and adults two doses of the mixture after each episode of diarrhoea. Each spoon is marked in a different language: the green spoon is in English, the yellow in French, blue is Arabic, orange is Spanish and red is Italian. The measuring spoons are shown with sachets of oral rehydration salt mixture (1981-1491 Pt1).

Object number:

1981-1449

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