That was of great help.. As far as the surgical instruments, they are mainly scissors, and forceps. My husband and I recently met another active duty soldier who was able to pick up several boxes of WWII and post WWII unopened medical equipment that the Army was just going to dump off into a fill site, as it is no longer usuable to them. WAY TO MUCH to list on this forum. He has been generous enough to allow me to go through it and choose whatever I want and make him an offer on it all. Some of the items are the 1943 sutures in the glass tubes, still in the original box, many tourniquets, bandages, & brand new (old) litters unopened out of the crate, etc....I cannot even begin to list it all here, as I only got to spend 2 hours going through 1/4 of his collected goods. I will keep you posted over the next few weeks to see if he will be willing to offer any of it up for sale here.