When my wife was portraying a WWII US Army Nurse back in 1997-1998 we had collected some medical stuff so she could make herself a medical display. Since then I have two small boxes in my possesion with 6 Iodine Swabs in it.

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These cardboard boxes for 6 Iodine Swabs consists of an inner tray and an outer sleeve. They contain 6 Iodine Swabs each. The individual swab have printed directions in red letter (break tip to use) and a cloth sleeve that the iodine would soak into to rub on the wounded area. These swabs were used by medics in the field, field hospitals and main hospitals for disinfecting superficial wounds. Medics would carry these in their medic field kits and other first aid kits. Both boxes are dated October 10, 1942.

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Last month my buddy Lawrence asked me if I could reproduce a few of those boxes for him, as he portays a US Medic and wants to fill his medical bag. So I now started making of those repro Iodine Swabs boxes. As seen on both photos, you can see on top the original box and below that the repro.

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[box style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”none”]These repro’s will be available in the shop very soon.[/box]