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I have an interest in WW1 Medical items. I will post some of my items, hoping to see other items posted as well. Thanks for your interest.

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First up I have a WW1 US Medical Officers belt, dated Jan 1918 made by Mills. So from left to right, medical diagnostic tag book dated 1917. Next is the large needle case with felt cover. This kit contains 6 vials of medicine that can be used by injection, along with the hypodermic needle assembly and spare needles. The small metal case that goes in the same pocket contains extra needle attachments. The instrument case is next, which contains basic items needed to perform battle triage (larger kits were used in surgical areas), this one contains the paper copy of what was required in the kit, which in itself is quite rare. The paper slip also shows the items and quantity for the medicine case (5 black bottles) and a pencil for the tag book.  The 2 bottles are for ammonia, however only one was carried (just showing the 2 versions used for display purposes). Along with the ammonia bottle, is the aluminum cup, which is often missing from these kits and is quite rare and expensive. The medicine box on the right contains 5 different types of medicine used (tablet form), in which one vial is still full. Above the pills is a thermometer. This is probably one of the most complete kits you will see. 

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Listed here is a US Model 1904 Hospital Corps Knife (bolo). These knives were made by Springfield Arsenal between 1904-1915, with nearly 40,000 units produced. The scabbard was made by Rock Island Arsenal, which originally had a leather belt loop to attach to the belt, in 1909 this was changed to a metal attachment to secure to the wearers belt (as this one is). This was only issued to medical personnel and was standard issue in WW1. This knife was not intended for combat, but i'm sure some enterprising young men got their hands on it. It is a very well made and heavy knife, with the blade length at 12 inches. 

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Here is a WW1 US Apothecary Kit. This kit contained 20 Tubes for medicine in pill form, these were usually affixed with paper labels.  

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This is a WW1 US Medical Officers Pocket Case, model of 1911, this particular case is a very early one, dated 1915. Most you see are from 1917-1918. This one is complete with the instruments as well as needles. This case is larger than the size carried in the officer belts. 

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Here is a WW1 US Haemostatic Forcep kit. It came in this box, don't know if the box is what they came in, but it fits perfectly. I got this kit along with a bunch of other WW1 Medical gear from a long time collector. This kit is dated 1917 and is complete. 

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Here is a WW1 US Medical First Aid training kit. These were to be used in a training environment. Kit dated 1917, contained 2 bandages. Instructions for use were located on the back of the box. These kits were meant to be reused as well. 

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Very unusual items Gildwiller and excellent condition too  :thumbsup:

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Thanks! I figured if I will collect them, best to get it in pristine condition if possible.

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Here is a WW1 US Medical Officers Comfort/Morale Bag. The stenciling on the bag is pretty self-explanatory. Inside I have 8 packs of WW1 Era Durham tobacco and rolling papers (common in my location). I also have included some repro candy bars and gum as finding real stuff is virtually impossible. 

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Here are some first aid kits for individual WW1 US Soldiers. These were carried in small web pouches that connected to the ammo and pistol belts, the first few are those encapsulated in metal tins, the last are more simple versions wrapped in paper. 

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