medical kit in khaki pouch
Triangular bandages, used to create arm slings, apply to other parts of the body to provide support or bandage an area of the body to keep dressings or poultices in place. They could also be used as part of a tourniquet.
A tourniquet was used to treat a haemorrhage to stop the bleeding. A tourniquet consisted of a band to encircle the limb and of an apparatus whereby the band may be sufficiently tightened to arrest the supply of blood in the main artery leading to the wound. Included in First Aid manuals until 1960 and not advised to use in the 1965 manual due to the growing awareness that they could make bleeding worse, could result in tissue damage and even gangrene.
Sal Volatile is ammonia and was used in cases of fainting.
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