First Aid kit used on US Army air service world flight in 1924, England, 1910-1924
‘Tabloid’ brand first aid kits made by Burroughs, Wellcome & Co were given to explorers and influential people packed with the company’s products of the day in a shrewd attempt to promote the product. This case was given to one of the four two-man crews on the first circumnavigation of the globe by air by the US Army Air Service World Flight in 1924. The case was presented back to Burroughs, Wellcome & Co and signed as a memento by the six airmen in the successful Boston, Chicago and Seattle planes. The trip took an incredible 175 days.
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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
used for objects connected with a memorable event