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The following pictures give an idea of the type of medical equipment carried and used by 16 PFA during WW2.
Above: A Standard Dressing No. 15. Contains one small dressing.
Above: A First Field Dressing, standard issue to all British Soldiers. Contains two small dressings.
Above: A Shell Dressing. Contains one large dressing.
Above: A Picric Acid Dressing for burns.
Above: A 1937 Pattern Shell Dressing bag.
Above: Contents of the Shell Dressing bag, 12 x dressings.
Above: The British Army Medical Waterbottle.
Above: Two 1937 Pattern Stretcher carrying straps.
Above: Stretcher bearer scissors & lanyard.
Above: Box of 5 Morphine Syrettes.
Above: Morphine Syrettes
Above: Air Ministry (RAF) Individual Morphine Syrettes, often taken by Airborne troops from aircraft first aid kits to supplement their supplies.
Above: Contents of tin.
Above: Morphine Syrette.
Above: Instructions for use (front).
Above: Instructions for use (back).
Above: Bottles of Anti-Tetanus Serum.
Above: Anti Gas-Gangrene Serum.
Above: Samways Tourniquet.
Above: The Singer tourniquet and case.
Above: A War Department 1937 pattern operating set.
Above: The 1940 Patt. Instruments, Operation set.
Above: The instrument roll from the 1940 pattern operating set
Above: Another example of an instrument roll from the 1940 pattern operating set.
Above: The issue tablet tin from the Regimental Medical Pannier & Medical Companion.
Above: The contents of the tablet tin.
Above: A British Army issue ophthalmoscope.
Above: The ophthalmoscope in its case.
Above: The issue Auriscope/ Otoscope.
Above: The contents of the issue Auriscope/ Otoscope. Note the empty compartment for batteries.
Above: A British Army issue Sphygmomanometer, in bakelite case. Used for measuring blood pressure.
Above: The contents of the Sphygmomanometer.
Above: The War Department marked operating head torch.
Above: Contents of the British Army issue operating head torch, and battery pack.
Above: A box linen thread for ligatures.
Above: Markings on the Instrument Roll, from the Regimental Medical Pannier.
Above: Contents of Roll, Instruments, Regimental Pannier.
Above: The 1940 Pattern Chiropody set.
Above: Contents of the 1940 pattern Chiropody set.
Above: The British Army issue Potains Aspirator set. Used for drainage.
Above: A set of British Army issue urethral bougies.