Model of a Red Cross mobile operating theatre, England, 1914-1968

Made:
1914-1968 in England
maker:
Unknown

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DescriptionModel of a Red Cross travelling operating theatre from Great War, English, 1914-1968. Top view, detail.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of a Red Cross travelling operating theatre from Great War, English, 1914-1968

Used by the Red Cross Society during the First World War, this mobile operating theatre would be used for emergency operations behind the front lines, perhaps en route to a field hospital. Inside the truck is a range of model equipment and provisions, including an operating table, stores for water and medicines and cupboards for surgical instruments.

A specialised vehicle like this was a great innovation compared to what had been available in previous conflicts.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A630945
Materials:
fittings, steel, fittings, wood, structure, wood
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • land vehicle
  • emergency vehicle
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment

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