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by Andrewb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 17:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: T/O 7-11 February 26, 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Re: T/O 7-11 February 26, 1944

It is my understanding that the aid men were not necessarily distributed evenly between companies and were not necessarily permanently attached to particular platoons or even companies. The aid men were part of the battalion medical section and under the command of the battalion surgeon / medical of...
by Andrewb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:49
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Identification of suture packs
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Identification of suture packs

Thanks for the information. Would be good to get answer on when nylon was first used as a suture material. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to silk vs nylon. Silk being braided is easier to tie and the knots slip less, however greater potential for infections and causes more tissue irr...
by Andrewb
Wed Aug 28, 2019 04:13
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Identification of suture packs
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Re: Identification of suture packs

Hi Malpaso Thanks for the quick reply and information. It’s great. I was thinking of trying to reproduce the box and contents. One question when you state it corresponds to the suture, silk, dermal, do you mean the nylon generally replaced the silk suture for the same applications after some time ar...
by Andrewb
Wed Aug 28, 2019 04:02
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: 9351520 - Recipient Set, Blood, Expendable
Replies: 1
Views: 5592

Re: 9351520 - Recipient Set, Blood, Expendable

Hi Fredental (and everyone else). I know this is an old post but was wondering if I can revive the discussion. I was looking for photos of equipment used and information on how transfusions were performed. Also can the photos from this post be reposted as I don’t think they are working? WW2 saw the ...
by Andrewb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 16:04
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Identification of suture packs
Replies: 6
Views: 2889

Identification of suture packs

Hi It’s been a while since I posted here. I suspect these items are post WW2 but was hoping some one can help me identify these. I recently acquired this pack of sutures. I was told they are WW2 vintage but are nylon. 73066DBC-C94C-4782-99CD-B1C5AF7848D3.jpeg 99DE211A-CA74-4420-A664-20DE9815B47D.jpe...
by Andrewb
Sat Sep 05, 2015 01:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with transcribing a medical journal
Replies: 7
Views: 9924

Re: Help with transcribing a medical journal

Hi Dirk

Thanks

I must admit I was not aware of the history of the introduction of SSD.

Medical records often contain non standard abbreviations. I wonder if these were standard abbreviations or just an individual's short hand?

Andrew
by Andrewb
Thu Sep 03, 2015 03:21
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 5972

Re: Hello from Michigan

Hi Jim Congratulations on the ambulance looks like you appropriately brought it back from the dead. Thanks for the photos. Re: contents of tray set. Is there any specific contents you are looking for? People here may be able to help. I have a number of templates for reproduction boxes etc. some were...
by Andrewb
Wed Sep 02, 2015 16:01
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 5972

Re: Hello from Michigan

Welcome to the site.

Looks like a great set up and vehicle restoration.

Do you have any photos of before the restoration?

Also the tray set looks great and like new.

Cheers
Andrew
by Andrewb
Wed Sep 02, 2015 15:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with transcribing a medical journal
Replies: 7
Views: 9924

Re: Help with transcribing a medical journal

PABs may represent parenteral antibiotics.

Andrew
by Andrewb
Wed Sep 02, 2015 15:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with transcribing a medical journal
Replies: 7
Views: 9924

Re: Help with transcribing a medical journal

SAD may represent silver sulpherdiazine (also called silvadine), a sulfonamide/silver antibacterial cream or ointment that was used topically for management of burns to reduce bacterial contamination. It has seen reduced use in modern times as evidence suggests that wound healing times may be increa...
by Andrewb
Fri Jul 31, 2015 04:32
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: ww2 or not ww2
Replies: 2
Views: 4466

Re: ww2 or not ww2

Hi

Can only comment definitely on item number 5

Yes WW2 time period.

They are wire ladder splints and also form part of the splint kits.

There is information on this site in an article about splints if you want further information.

Cheers
Andrew
by Andrewb
Sat Jul 11, 2015 05:34
Forum: Website Information
Topic: Website and Forum Downtime
Replies: 1
Views: 4065

Re: Website and Forum Downtime

Hi Ben

I must say I can never understand the reason for this type of thing.

Thanks for all the hard work you put in.

Andrew
by Andrewb
Tue May 12, 2015 13:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WC-54 Stretchers
Replies: 6
Views: 7957

Re: WC-54 Stretchers

Hi David Thanks for the information. It is greatly appreciated. It gives me a good starting point. I hope you have a speedy recovery from your surgery. Sincerely Andrew The early originals were typically silk-screened with a thick ink in WHITE for the circle, then followed with a screen in RED with ...
by Andrewb
Mon May 11, 2015 03:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WC-54 Stretchers
Replies: 6
Views: 7957

Re: WC-54 Stretchers

I have seen & done post war Civil Defense litters re-marked with the white circle and red lettering to simulate/replicate the original markings. While I think I have disposed of the litters, I probably still have the silk screen for the lettering... It's cheating but might help until you find o...
by Andrewb
Tue Nov 11, 2014 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sulfanilamide box - authenticity question
Replies: 2
Views: 4795

Re: Sulfanilamide box - authenticity question

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