Packets of hypodermic needles, Germany, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in Germany
maker:
Unknown

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Painted yellow metal container with 2 sections, containing 2 packets of hypodermic needles with mounts, for military use, German, 1914-1918

This yellow tin container suggests that these needles were once component parts of a large military medicine chest. Inside the container are two cardboard packets of steel hypodermic needles. When attached to syringes, they could have been used for a range of treatments, such as to administer anaesthetics, blood transfusions or saline injections. Made for the German Army, the needles were used during the First World War.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A654411
Materials:
needles, steel, tin and wrapping, cardboard
type:
hypodermic needle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
  • hypodermic syringe
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument