Paper envelope for metal lice comb, 'Derbac' brand, England, 1930-1940

Made:
1930-40 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Metal lice comb for the removal of lice and their eggs from human hair, 'Derbac' brand, in paper envelope with
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Paper envelope with instructions for metal lice comb for the removal of lice and their eggs from human hair, 'Derbac' brand, in paper envelope with instructions, made in England, 1930-1940

This envelope contains instructions for the 'Derbac' brand lice comb.

Head lice are passed by direct contact from person to person or by sharing brushes, combs and hats. It is a very common condition among schoolchildren who are likely to have at least one episode in their lifetime.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2005-721/2
Materials:
paper (fibre product), textile
type:
envelope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Monica Britten Exhibition Hall of Medical History

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