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Canvas and leather medicine pouch, Brussels, Belgium, 1914-1918

Canvas and leather medicine pouch, Brussels, Belgium, 1914-1918

Credits: Science Museum

Used by the Belgian Army during the First World War, this medicine pouch was probably carried by a stretcher bearer giving emergency treatment to wounded soldiers. The canvas pouch is filled with six packets of dressings for wounds and is marked with a red cross. It would have been attached to a belt and worn round the waist. The words “Adolphe Fountaine” and “Brussels, Belgium” are printed on the pouch lid indicating who made it and where.

Object number:

A656248

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Glossary: dressings

Remedies and bandages used to dress or cover a sore, wound, or other lesion.

Glossary: medicine pouch

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