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by PAdoc
Thu Dec 13, 2012 08:17
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Need some help with my new impression !!
Replies: 8
Views: 12099

Re: Need some help with my new impression !!

Tay You sure have the right approach. Learn the background first. You came to the right place too. This site has almost everything you need to know. Review the materals here thoroughly, especially in the Articles and Resources sections. All of this material is accurate and well documented, and you c...
by PAdoc
Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Litter IV poles
Replies: 3
Views: 6383

Litter IV poles

I would like to know if there were any purpose made, litter mounted IV poles during this time period. I have seen many from the 1950s, but not aware that this was actually a stock item during WWII. I am sure this information is somewhere on this site but I sure cannot find it.
Thanks
Dirk
by PAdoc
Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:31
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Need some help with my new impression !!
Replies: 8
Views: 12099

Re: Need some help with my new impression !!

Tay Welcome to the world of field medicine. Living history displays are great educational vehicles. One thing you might consider is to scale down to do a smaller unit, for example a Battalion Aid Station or Collecting Station. These are small enough units to make it possible to have the entire set u...
by PAdoc
Thu Dec 13, 2012 07:17
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Stethoscopes
Replies: 9
Views: 14923

Re: Stethoscopes

Tay, I cannot help with purchasing and shipping to the UK, but I can report on the instruments themselves as I received in 2010. The chest piece and bell is high quality, nicely finished, and same dimensions and contour as the 1940's versions. The tubing is a little light weight but the not a cheap ...
by PAdoc
Mon Nov 05, 2012 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethicon Sutures Item#37800
Replies: 4
Views: 7226

Re: Ethicon Sutures Item#37800

Johan, To answer your question of exactly what are they. These are sutures for closing internal incisions and wounds, not on the surface of the body. They are catgut, which is actually strands of connective tissue from the small intestine of sheep, and they are chromic in that they are treated with ...
by PAdoc
Mon Aug 27, 2012 07:07
Forum: Past Events
Topic: Ft Stevens OR Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 36468

Re: Ft Stevens OR Aug 2012

Peter, Thank you for the most kind comments on our aid station. Always fun to have an unexpected casualty to demonstrate technique on. This was a great event and a wonderful site, but a little light on spectators. Friends of Willie and Joe is one of the outstanding living history organizations in th...
by PAdoc
Sat Jun 09, 2012 03:05
Forum: Reproduction & Printable Paperwork
Topic: Safety pins - Green Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 9531

Re: Safety pins - Green Oak

Andrew,
Thanks for the dimensions. Happily, looks like my reporduction came out just right!
Dirk
by PAdoc
Mon May 07, 2012 04:02
Forum: Reproduction & Printable Paperwork
Topic: Safety pins - Green Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 9531

Re: Safety pins - Green Oak

Great copy, Andrew. Thanks for providing this. What is the finished size of your original?
Dirk
by PAdoc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 03:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Emergency Medical Tag Booklet
Replies: 22
Views: 20342

Re: Emergency Medical Tag Booklet

Andrew,
You can say that again. There are many small parts and materials that we counted on, that are now ceasing to be manufactured. Slotted screws, iron buckles and hardware, cotton rope and cord, for example. I think the best answer is to buy them up whenever they are found.
Dirk
by PAdoc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 03:06
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Medical bag repro items
Replies: 5
Views: 8104

Re: Medical bag repro items

These are indeed a problem because almost every repro bag lacks them. A very close replica is available however. Koch Industries makes a "Swivel Open Eye Spring Snap", their part number 2040063. The bar code on the tag is 19961 44637. There are several sizes but you want the 2.5" one....
by PAdoc
Sun Apr 15, 2012 20:44
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Emergency Medical Tag Booklet
Replies: 22
Views: 20342

Re: Emergency Medical Tag Booklet

I have made these books up for my own use also, and of course you have to perforate the pages. Very easy to do. Simply run a stack of pages through a sewing machine without any thread installed. Experiment to see how many perforations per inch you need to allow your particuler paper to tear properly...
by PAdoc
Fri Jan 27, 2012 06:21
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Small Operating Case
Replies: 3
Views: 5528

Re: Small Operating Case

Steeve, Interesting question. It took me awhile to figure that one out myself. Three items actually. 1. The long flat thing is a case that holds the myringotomy knife and the eye spud. 2. Just above it in the picture, is a place for the nesting ear speculums in their metal case. This is a seperate c...
by PAdoc
Wed Nov 30, 2011 08:29
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: English items?
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Re: English items?

Nicolas; Thanks for sending the photos of your finds. The 2 scissors look like standard genreric operating scissors. The hemostat on the R. looks like a Rankin pattern, and the one on the L. is a Kelly. All are clearly period patterns and popular in the 1940s. They are of course stainless steel but ...
by PAdoc
Sat Nov 12, 2011 02:29
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: English items?
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Re: English items?

Nicolas, Now just because they are of modern manufacture and made of stanless steel, does not necessarily mean they cannot be used for some displays or demonstrations. We just cannot try to pass them off as originals. There are, and were in the 1940s, many patterns of surgical scissors. Most of thos...
by PAdoc
Fri Nov 11, 2011 06:16
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: English items?
Replies: 9
Views: 5991

Re: English items?

Nicolas, Sorry to have to tell you this, but "S.S. Pakistan" is a marking found on inexpensive, lowest grade modern surgical instruments imported from Pakistan. "S.S." refers to stainless steel. These are currently marketed by American surgical instrument suppliers, and I would i...

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