Specimen container, Leeds, England, 1975-1980

1975-1980 in Leeds
Waddington and International Paper Limited

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ONE ONLY (THE CLOSED EXAMPLE) OF Six hospital "Santona" waxed paper specimen containers, watertight, consisting of five
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Specimen container, by Waddington and International Paper Ltd., Leeds, 1975-1980; 'Santona' waxed paper specimen container, watertight, ready-to-use carton, for hospital use

This cardboard specimen container was used to transport blood and urine samples from patients on wards to the laboratory. It is an example of a cheap disposable container, clearly labelled for its purpose and intended for one use only. The laboratory would run tests on the sample to help make a diagnosis.


Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
paper and plastic
specimen container
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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