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What is this?

Triangular bandage with illustrations instructing 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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: printed on plain weave

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 has the following markings

V & Co. Ltd. inside a cross Printed in lower right corner: Registered Design No. 710438

It is inscribed

Printed in lower right corner: Approved by Sir James Cantlie, XBE, FRCS

This object was donated by Milton Sonday

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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