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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/2/42
Object name: Gauze
Title: Gauze
Description: A metal tin containing gauze impregnated with sulphathiazole, manufactured by Optrex Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of sledging box No. 27 (Y: 59/8/2/1) containing medical supplies.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 615.472.1:91(08)
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT dressings (medical equipment)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A square metal tin with a removable lid, and with the remains of its original cellophane wrapper. There is a white and pale blue paper label stuck to the lid, printed with dark blue text. The label reads: 'SULPHATHIAZOLE // Tulle // Optulle // BRAND //36 pieces 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" // 2 m.m. mesh Gauze net impregnated with // Sulphathiazole (Poison) … … 5% w/w. // Yellow Soft Paraffin … … 95% w/w. // STERILE // CONFORMS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE N.H.S. // DIRECTIONS // Unless otherwise directed, remove one piece of gauze and place on the wound, which may then be dressed in the usual manner. IMPORTANT:– To keep contents sterile replace lid after use. // Manufacturers:– // OPTREX LTD., PERIVALE, MIDDLESEX'.

  • Width: 105mm, height: 34mm, length: 105mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)