3 tongue depressors wrapped in paper

1928-1930 in United States
Burroughs Wellcome and Company Limited

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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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3 flat orange tongue depressors with rounded edges, stacked and wrapped together in brown paper. Label reading 'Tongue Depressor' adhered to the paper wrapping. The paper wrapping is torn in several places, exposing the tongue depressors. 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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tongue depressors
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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