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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

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: Stethoscope.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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