B&B Iodine Swabs

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Gray cardboard box containing a set of six iodine swabs for field use in World War I. Typed on the top of the box in black ink is: "B&B Iodine Swab / Enough for one Application in Each / Each Containing: 1 1/2 c.c. 3 1/2% Tincture Iodine / 70% Alcohol / 6 Iodine Swabs / Prepared by Bauer & Black Chicago, U.S.A." Inside the box are six glass tubes of iodine wrapped in paper with instructions for use in emergency wound care.
Bauer & Black
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in; 10.16 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Health & Medicine
Modern Medicine and the Great War
History Highlights: Modern Medicine and the Great War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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