Bandages, First Field Dressing; Johnson & Johnson Pty. Ltd.; 1942; 2017.21


Port Macquarie Museum


Bandages, First Field Dressing

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Three 'FIRST FIELD DRESSING' bandages packaged in sealed cotton wrappers. On the front are printed instructions to open and use the bandages, including a red diagonal arrow to indicate opening direction. Each packet contains a bandage and gauze pad.


Johnson & Johnson Pty. Ltd.

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Printed on the front of each package: ‘FIRST FIELD DRESSING / Tear apart the uncemented corner as indicated / by the arrow and remove the paper. / Take the folded ends of the bandage in each / hand, and, keeping the bandage taut, apply the / gauze pad to the wound, and fix the bandage. / In the case of head wounds when respirators have / to be worn, care should be taken to adjust the pad / so that it does not interfere with the fit of the face / piece. / DO NOT HANDLE THE GAUZE OR WOUND / Johnston & Johnson / PTY. LTD. SYDNEY / MARCH, 1942'.


75mm L, 45mm W, 30mm Deep

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Donor: Mrs C Greentree

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