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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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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Green metal tube with a round flat-top cap. Labelled 'Borafax' along one side, and distorted through use. 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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Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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Loan, Wellcome Trust

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