World War I US Army First Aid Packet - 1916
World War I US Army First Aid Packet - 1916
World War I US Army First Aid Packet - 1916
World War I US Army First Aid Packet - 1916

World War I US Army First Aid Packet

1916

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Background Info:

This United States Army first aid packet was issued during World War I, and is dated 1916. It features a sealed Bauer & Black tin full of medical supplies, as well as a khaki canvas pouch marked "JPS 1917." 

These medical kits were issued in sealed tins in order to protect them from gas attacks, as well as to keep the contents sterile. Each contained two bandages and safety pins, and would be attached to a soldier's pistol or cartridge belt. Though it was later found that these first aid packets were wholly inadequate for dealing with front line battlefield injuries, millions were still produced during the war.

A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this item.

Item Details:

The canvas pouch is still in good condition, though the buttons are worn and one has come undone. "JPS 1917" is stamped on the inside of the flap, likely the name of a supply depot. The first aid tin itself is still sealed, and cannot be opened without permanently breaking the seal. The tin is dented but otherwise in good shape.