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What is this?

Triangular bandage with illustrated instructions on the setting of broken bones, printed in black on white. The bandage is marked "Approved by Sir James Cantlie, XBE, FRCS." Cantlie (1851-1926) is best known for founding the Journal of Tropical Medicine and the London School of Tropical Medicine. During World War I his work centered on the provision and training of ambulance services.

This is a bandage from United Kingdom. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1981. Gift of Milton Sonday.

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Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: printed on plain weave label: printed cotton

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 89 x 89 cm (35 1/16 x 35 1/16 in.) H x W (triangle; width measured at base): 25 x 50.5 cm (9 13/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

(in lower right corner) Registered Design No. 710438 Approved by Sir James Cantlie, XBE, FRCS (inside cross at top) V & Co. Ltd.

This object was donated by Milton Sonday

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