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Created by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc., American  Search this
Medium:
paint on metal with ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 × 9 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (7.6 × 24.1 × 14 cm)
Type:
first aid kits
Place made:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1943-1945
Description:
A U.S. Army-issued first aid kit from World War II labeled [For Gas Casualties Only]. The green painted metal box has four latches on each side so, that when open, the lid remains attached to the body. On the top of the kit, text reads, [FIRST AID / STOCK NO. 9776400 / FOR GAS CASUALITIES ONLY]. In the center, the [U.S. ARMY / MEDICAL DEPARTMENT] with their insignia of caduceus, or two snakes winding around a winged staff. A label of INSTRCTIONS-GAS CASUALTY KIT] is adhered to the lid interior. Listed are all the items found in the kit and how they should be used.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Military  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.23
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Medical
Tools and Equipment-Military
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd567ec0cfc-6d79-450c-8659-863bd91bfc18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.23