Japanese surgical field kit Public Deposited

A surgical field kit found near the front lines in Japan in World War II. The blond wood case measures 41.5 x 29.8 x 10 cm and has two removable, metal-lined instrument trays. One of the trays has three metal-covered compartments which contain brass and steel bone pins, screws, and straps. The other tray holds seventeen osteo-surgical instruments. A photo identification chart is affixed to the inner case lid. The set is in excellent condition, although a small portion of the case is missing along the bottom seam.

Medical Museum Collection, Shelf 4C2

One of two digital photographs (with 77-110_1_3a.jpg) of a World War II-era Japanese bone surgery field kit. This image shows one of the two removable, metal-lined instrument trays, set on a gray counter. The metal lids to the three small compartments have been opened to show the brass and steel bone screws, pins, and straps inside. A ruler has been placed beside the tray for size comparison.

ca. 1939-1945?

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