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United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc., American  Search this
paint on metal with ink on paper
H x W x D: 3 × 9 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (7.6 × 24.1 × 14 cm)
first aid kits
Place made:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
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.
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture