Tagged and blanketed. British and German wounded await evacuation.
Stained German stretcher…
…captured by the 5th Bn. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry near Fricourt on 1st July 1916. “To be forwarded to Depot Pontefract.”
This Field Surgical Pannier was supplied to medical units near the front lines…
…and contained scalpels, scissors, bandages & potions for immediate care of wounds.
Device designed to deliver oxygen to four stretchered men.
More scalpels. Débridement – the cutting away of damaged tissue to prevent infection – was a common, and successful, form of treatment.
Treatments for gas victims.
Standard British portable X-ray tube.
Early blood transfusion machine.
Electromagnetic machine (left) & blood circulator (right).
Front cabinet: The Officer’s arm (left) and the Worker’s arm (right).
Horrible photo of a strange contraption in the foreground and a wheeled stretcher in the background – all these photos were taken with the phone camera, as you may have guessed by now.
Facial reconstruction (above & below).
Magnificent diorama, a detail from which began this post. The exhibition runs until January 2018, and if you’re in the area, or passing by, it’s well worth an hour of your time. And it’s free!