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Leather medical pack, Germany, 1915-1918

This leather first aid kit would have been attached to a belt and carried around the waist. It contains tablets and a bandage from a range of German military medical stores and would have been carried by a medic during the First World War. It is believed that the medical pack was captured from a German battleship by British forces.

Object number:

A652333

 

Glossary:

Glossary: first aid kit

A kit designed to give help to an injured person until proper medical treatment is available

Glossary: bandage

A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part