This M1924 First Aid Packet was issued by the United States during World War II, and was meant to be carried by individual troops for personal use. It contains a wax sealed Carlisle small first aid dressing.
First aid packets containing Carlisle bandages were issued throughout World War II, first in pressed brass or tin containers and later in coated wax or foil wrapped boxes in an effort to save resources. Packets made in 1941 or later included sulfanilamide, a drug used to prevent infections that revolutionized the treatment of wounds on the battlefield.
A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies this item.
Some corrosion around fastener on the front flap, and the stamped "U.S." has faded. There is a stamp on the back dating this packet 1942. Wax sealed Carlisle bandage is unopened and in relatively good shape, except for some dirt.