Site display: Normal | Text Only

My Collection | About Us | Teachers

Find objects

Select from more than one or two options below:

Objects search

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the search below.

Packet of two field dressings, London, England, 1940

Soldiers of nearly all the nations involved in the First World War would be expected to carry a so-called First Field Dressing, or an equivalent. This was a basic emergency kit containing a length of gauze, a small bandage pad, a safety pin and an ampoule of iodine (later replaced by a mild antiseptic). It was intended to provide immediate first aid

Object number:

1981-1578 Pt1

Related Themes and Topics



Glossary: ampoule

A sealed glass or plastic capsule containing one dose of a drug in the form of a sterile solution for injection.

Glossary: antiseptic

A chemical that destroys or holds back the growth of bacteria and harmful micro-organisms. It can be used to cleanse skin wounds and treat some internal infections if it is sufficiently non-toxic.

Glossary: field dressing

A type of bandage carried by soldiers for immediate use in case of wounds.