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Snake Bite Kit - Cutter Hi-Lo, circa 1984 Document Reg. No: HT 3235

Summary:
Cutter Hi-Lo (TM) snake bite kit and packaging, for emerency treatment of snake bite, about 1984. Traditionally, a tourniquet was applied between the bite and the heart to keep the venom away from the circulation. A blade was then used to cut around the bite, and the venom was washed out with the blood, usually aided by suction. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.
Description:
Rubber snake bite kit and packaging.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Width), 16.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: anti-venoms
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: First Aid
Tertiary Classification: kits
Inscriptions: Text on card: CUTTER/Hi-Lo/SNAKE/BITE KIT/UNBREAKABLE/EASY TO USE.
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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sue Posted on 31 Jan 2010 3:49 AM
was wondering how old this cutter snake bite kit is its by cutter lab. inc, berkeley,calif yellow to gold package designated"offical"by the boy scouts of america 06-1527-890
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Feb 2010 12:52 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Sue. Our expertise is in Victorian History and I would suggest that you try two avenues. One is contacting Bayer, which took over Cutter Laboratories and may have old company records. The other is to contact the Boy Scouts of America, to see if they have an archive or history collection, which might help you out.

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