Limpet vaccination dressing

Made:
1901-1940 in London
maker:
S B Limited
Limpet' vaccination dressing, child's size, self adhesive, English, 1901-1940'

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Limpet' vaccination dressing, child's size, self adhesive, English, 1901-1940'
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Limpet" vaccination dressing, child's size, self adhesive, English, 1901-1940

A vaccination dressing was designed to protect any wounds formed as result of the body’s natural reaction to vaccinations. These could be painful and very sensitive to the touch. The dressing is similar to a self-adhesive plaster and came in a range of sizes. This one is designed for a child.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A615128
Materials:
linen, paper, textile and webbing
Measurements:
pad: 81 mm x 81 mm,
type:
vaccination dressing
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dressings