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by PAdoc
Thu Jul 23, 2009 05:57
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: sutures
Replies: 6
Views: 5900

Re: sutures

Lisa, I was not sure how much you knew about this type of packaging. In the 1940's sutures came packaged in 3 ways: 1) Little non-sterile envelopes of pre-cut suture which needed to be boiled or autoclaved before use 2)big spools of uncut suture that had to be cut to a useable length and then boiled...
by PAdoc
Wed Jul 22, 2009 05:22
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: sutures
Replies: 6
Views: 5900

Re: sutures

What a great box you found. Champion brand sutures have been around since about 1867, but are no more. Silk of course was the prefered permanant or removable suture in 1944, but they had invented Nylon monofilament. Size 0 is a fairly large size so applicable to temporary closures of large wounds, b...
by PAdoc
Mon Jun 15, 2009 05:09
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Suspensory bandage
Replies: 8
Views: 7273

Re: Suspensory bandage

However, if someone just wants the suspensory bandage, S&S Firearms in New York still has them for $6.00, Item #57. They even have the WWI version! Might be good in an Aid Station to demonstrate what was sent from supply instead of the field tourniquets that were ordered.
by PAdoc
Mon Jun 15, 2009 04:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lantern sets
Replies: 9
Views: 6333

Re: Lantern sets

Sgtpeter, We will be settng up our Battalion Aid Station at Ft. Stevens. The new tent is ready and we will work out a few more of the bugs in the setup. Hope you can come down sometime. The lanterns. Yes, we now know that the rods in the retina are less sensitve to red light, but less total light is...
by PAdoc
Fri Jun 12, 2009 01:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lantern sets
Replies: 9
Views: 6333

Lantern sets

Sure has been quiet here.
I have a question that I would like your learned opnions on. Why does the sepc. for the lantern set, 97775, call for the extra globes to be in green glass instead of clear or red? I have a couple of ideas but I would like to hear your thoughts.
by PAdoc
Thu May 21, 2009 02:43
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Asepto syrings
Replies: 6
Views: 5105

Re: Asepto syrings

Great. I'm on the track now.
Thanks
by PAdoc
Thu May 21, 2009 02:40
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Tent Poles
Replies: 16
Views: 18724

Re: Tent Poles

That goes along with what I have seen in surplus stores in the past, mixed up assorted wood poles with in all shades of OD and some other colors. I never looked to see what marking and/or dates were on them. Seems I saw that sort of thing in the Navy/Marine Corps back a few years as well. For mine, ...
by PAdoc
Wed May 20, 2009 08:22
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Asepto syrings
Replies: 6
Views: 5105

Re: Asepto syrings

Thanks for the link. Hayes always has a lot of neat things. His item # 000998 is almost the exact syringe. The Army didnt buy the one with the back soft rubber tip, but otherwise the same syringe. He doesn't say what size however, so I will call him. Hopefully it is the 1/4 ounce size. Thanks again ...
by PAdoc
Mon May 18, 2009 07:57
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Asepto syrings
Replies: 6
Views: 5105

Re: Asepto syrings

I made a useable photo from a medical supply catalog and will post it as soon as I figure out how. I am still learning how to get around in this digital electronic age, but not to date myself of course. By the way, it is not a conventional syringe and needle. These are glass tubes with restricted, c...
by PAdoc
Mon May 18, 2009 07:42
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Tent Poles
Replies: 16
Views: 18724

Re: Tent Poles

Thank's for the compliment. This was our second public presentation, so we are still getting things organized. We do have most of the equipment excepting the big one--a vehicle. Also a few minor bits and pieces, but the is a forever thing. Several changes and revisions needed. This weekend we got th...
by PAdoc
Thu May 14, 2009 04:07
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Tent Poles
Replies: 16
Views: 18724

Re: Tent Poles

Ben, That is what I suspected, again consistant with how USA tent poles have been made since the Civil War. I guess it is hard to improve on a good thing. I will paint the metal parts and leave the poles bare. Today we have 50 degrees and rain so the tent will be nice for the event this weekend. Alw...
by PAdoc
Mon May 11, 2009 21:58
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Tent Poles
Replies: 16
Views: 18724

Re: Tent Poles

Ben, Thanks for the information, that was exactly what I needed. It does indeed look like the various wall tent poles and pins changed very little for the late 19th century to the 1940s. By the way, are your poles painted or bare wood? I certainly appreciate you digging your stuff out to measure it....
by PAdoc
Mon May 11, 2009 03:52
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Tent Poles
Replies: 16
Views: 18724

[REF] Tent Poles

Not exactly a medical question, but I am seeking the overall diameter of the upright poles for the Wall Tent, Small, as issued to Battalion Aid Stations. I am making poles for my new tent and am stuck. The US Army Quartermaster book for 1889 says a 2" octogon. I know a lot of that stuff didn't ...
by PAdoc
Mon Apr 06, 2009 07:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syringe dating.
Replies: 1
Views: 3272

Re: Syringe dating.

This is an OK topic guess, as it illustrates the transitional nature of military medicine. During Vietnam, as during WWII, many changes in equipment happened gradually. My experience was in US Navy, and with the USMC and I recall we were using plastic by 1969-70. Of course syringes are used in many ...
by PAdoc
Sat Apr 04, 2009 20:35
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Medic armbands
Replies: 5
Views: 9093

Re: Medic armbands

It is true that regulations for the wearing of all brassards and many other arm and shoulder devices specify the left side. The reason for the custom may be due to the fact that most soldiers are right handed and something worn on the right side might more easily get shaken loose or else get in the ...

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