First aid kit in aluminium case in canvas satchel (not pictured), used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight

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First aid kit in aluminium case in canvas satchel (not pictured), used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight
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Flat wooden tongue depressor with rounded edges. Orange in colour. Stuck to the bottom of the first aid kit beneath a tube of carron oil. Stored inside the first aid kit used by Rear Admiral R.E. Byrd on exploration flight to the Antarctic, 1930. Made by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., United States, 1928-1930

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Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A700009/6
type:
tongue depressor
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust