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gwalchmai

I have lists of the various field panniers carried by field ambulances, but I am looking for lists of what equipment/tools/medicine etc was carried and available to a regimental Medical Officer

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MrSwan

If you look at the Field Service Regulations you will see that the equipment for the RMO was carried on the battalion's Maltese cart. The standard kit was the field medical companion, surgical haversack, and medical panniers No.1 and No.2, and eight stretchers (p 38, Field Service Manual, 1914).

 

The field ambulance was responsible for resupply and additional stores as required.

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gwalchmai

Great info, but do you know where I can find the contents of those?

 

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MrSwan

Happy to oblige, but you'll have to wait until I get home!

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FIELD MEDICAL COMPANION

 

Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia, in flask, with cup

3 oz

Bandages, loose woven, compressed 3 in wide

12

Bandages, triangular, compressed

4

Boric Acid Powder, in NP screw top dredger

3 oz

Calico, thin

1 yd

Case, Hypodermic, containing

1

 

Syringe, hypodermic, all metal

1

 

Needles, platino-iridium

2

 

Strychnine hydrochloride  grain tablets

1 tube

 

Morphine, tartrate, ¼ gr tablets

2 tubes

 

Digitalin,  gr tablets

1 tube

 

Case, aseptic metal, for above

1

Case, leather, containing tablets, Morphine tartrate, for hypodermic solution, 1 in 12, with 2 dr. mixing bottle

1

Catheters, olivary, Nos 4, 6, 8, in tin case

3

Chloroform, in two glass tubes

4 oz

Corrosive sublimate, tablets, in roughened red cylinder

50

Drop bottle for chloroform, in case

1

Forceps, pressure, Spencer Wells’, in sheath

2 pairs

Gauze, double cyanide, compressed, in 2 ½ yard packets

15 yds

Hypodermic and Ophthalmic case, aluminium, containing

1

 

Hypodermic tablets

 

 

Acid Quinine Hydrochloride, 1 gr

2 tubes

 

Apomorphine Hydrochoride,  gr

1 tube

 

Cocaine Hydrochloride, ¼ gr

2 tubes

 

Digitalin,  gr

1 tube

 

Morphine Tartrate, ¼ gr

3 tubes

 

Pilocarpine Nitrate,  gr

1 tube

 

Strychnine Hydrochloride,  gr

3 tubes

 

Ophthalmic tablets

 

 

Atropine Sulphate,  gr

2 tubes

 

Camel Hair Pencils

2

 

Cocaine Hydrochloride,  gr

3 tubes

 

Fluorescein,  gr

3 tubes

 

Forceps

1 pair

 

Hemisine, gramme .0006

1 tube

 

Homatropine Hydrobromide,  gr

1 tube

 

Cocaine Hydrochloride,  gr and Homatropine Hydrobromide,  gr, in each tablet

1 tube

 

Physostigmine Salicylate,  gr

1 tube

Jaconet, waterproof

½ yard

Lamp, Candle, with wax vestas

1

Pins, Safety, 18 x 2 ¼, and 18 by 1 ½ in, in tin

2 tins

Plaster, rubber, adhesive, Mead’s, 1 in x 10 yds

1 spool

Scissors, strong, in sheath

2

Silk, plaited, sterile, 30 in lengths, in twelve glass tubes in tin case

2

Soft Paraffin, in tube

4 oz

Tablet tin, containing

1

 

No 1 Tablet, Hemisine, gramme .0003

2 tubes

 

No 2 Tablet, Dover’s Powder, 5 gr

85

 

No 3 Tablet, Bismuth Salicylate, 5 gr

35

 

No 4 Tablet, Cough

60

 

No 5 Tablet, Phenacetin, 5 gr

45

 

No 6 Tablet, Morphine Tartrate, ¼ gr

108

 

No 7 Tablet, Calomel, 1 gr

240

 

No 8 Tablet, Lead Acetate 3 gr, Opium in powder, 1 gr, in each

110

 

No 9 Tablet, Calomel, 2 gr, Compound Rhubarb Pill, 2 gr,  Compound Pill of Colocynth, 2 gr, in each

70

 

No 10 Tablet, Quinine Sulphate, 2 gr

200

 

No 11 Tablet, Potassium Permanganate, 2 gr

190

 

No 12 Tablet, Opium in powder, 1 gr

115

 

No 13 Tablet, Vegetable Laxative

105

Tourniquet, Field, with light buckle

2

Tray, Dressing, E I, 6 in x 6 in

1

Wool, Double Cyanide, compressed, 1 oz packets

12

 

 

FIELD SURGICAL HAVERSACK

 

Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia, in flask, with cup

3 oz

Bandages, loose woven, compressed, 3 in

12

Bandages, triangular

4

Boric Acid Powder in N P dredger

3 oz

Forceps, Pressure, Spencer Wells’, in sheath

1 pair

Gauze, Double Cyanide, compressed, in 2 ½ yard packets

15 yards

Lamp, Candle, with wax vestas

1

Morphine Tartrate, ¼ gr, in vulcanite tube

1 tube

Needles, sewing, 6, and surgical, straight, 6, in vulcanite case

1 case

Pins, Safety, 18 x 2 ¼ in, and 18 x 1 ¼ in, in tin

2 tins

Plaster, rubber, adhesive, Mead’s, 1 in x 10 yds

1 spool

Scissors, strong, in sheath

1 pair

Silk, plaited, sterile, 30 in lengths in twelve glass tubes, in tin case

1 case

Splints, wire, arm, japanned, with tapes and buckles

1 pair

Tape

2 pieces

Tallies Specification, A.B. 166

1 book

Thread, stout

1 reel

Tourniquets, Field, with light buckle

2

Wool, Double Cyanide, compressed, 1 oz packets

12 oz

Edited by MrSwan
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gwalchmai

Do you have any pictures of said items?

 

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MrSwan

PM sent.

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Wexflyer

Does not sound nearly as gruesome as the contents naval surgeon's chest is the early 18 hundreds... 

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MrSwan
2 minutes ago, Wexflyer said:

Does not sound nearly as gruesome as the contents naval surgeon's chest is the early 18 hundreds... 

 

Naval surgeons didn't have a field ambulance or CCS to back them up!

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Wexflyer
3 hours ago, MrSwan said:

 

Naval surgeons didn't have a field ambulance or CCS to back them up!

Very good point!

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seaJane
5 hours ago, Wexflyer said:

Does not sound nearly as gruesome as the contents naval surgeon's chest is the early 18 hundreds... 

Can supply photos if wished ;) PM me

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gwalchmai

keep getting mix ups with ww2 kit.  Does anyone have contents lists for the number 1 and 2 medical panniers?

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

this is some medical item find on the battlefield  in artois (odl Canadian CCS dump) :

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Camphor :

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Chloroform :

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little bottle with rest of label :

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little bottle with rest markings :

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Rest of ointment Tube :

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vaseline :

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My showcase with all the medical items I own :

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If I can have some explanation on some vials, medical blisters.

In the background, photos of the dud corner and the loos British cemetery before and now

and picture about the 21st Divison (RMCA) in 1916 on the Somme aera.

 

Hoping by the presentation of my travels in the field, were able to help you.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Michel:poppy:

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MrSwan

Michel,

 

What a superb collection! Thank you for posting the pics.

 

Jonathan

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Male VAD

Great list above , but does anyone know what scissors strong and the sheath they came in looked like ?

Edited by Male VAD
poor spelling

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