Johnson & Johnson Ltd. First Field Dressing
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1944 Audio tour
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Through the conflict of the Second World War it was discovered that the initial application of the First Field Dressing to a wound increased a soldier’s chance of survival.
On a personal level I was intrigued by the simplicity and the functionality of the First Field Dressings. The object was reduced to a small sealed bag containing bandages and a gauze pad with room for printed instructions on the front. Although the First Field Dressings were minimal and unimpressive in appearance, they possessed a powerful significance in the past and in the present. The First Field Dressings represent the fragility of life and the constant conflict between life and death.
Audio recording by Amy Robertson (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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