The 'Home' first aid case, England, 1939-1941

Made:
1939-1941 in Nottingham
maker:
Boots Pure Drug Company Limited

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The "Home" first aid case, with contents, prepared by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., Nottingham, 1939-1941

The ‘Home’ first aid kit was made for domestic use and contained the basics to treat epileptic fits, bone fractures, burns, cuts (including cuts to veins and arteries ) and fainting. The kit contains bandages, burn dressings, adhesive plasters, boric lint (to dress wounds) and smelling salts (to bring around someone who has fainted), as well as a mild antiseptic (potassium permanganate).

Made by Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd, now part of Boots the Chemist, the kit contains first aid directions. Information in the kit advised users to seek professional medical help in severe cases.

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1983-1399
Materials:
cae, wood, clasp, brass, case, hinges, brass, case
Measurements:
overall (open): 50 mm x 182 mm x 298 mm,
type:
first aid kit
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Aylward, R.
status:
Permanent collection

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