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Tourniquet - St John's Ambulance, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 3238

Summary:
St John's Ambulance tourniquet. Tourniquets were traditionally applied to snake bite victims between the bite and the heart to keep the venom away from the circulation. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.
Description:
Tourniquet and instruction leaflet. Strap with buckle and 2 wooden attachments (pad and twister)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width), 38.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: ambulances, anti-venoms, laboratory apparatus equipment, snakes
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: First Aid
Tertiary Classification: dressings
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Supplier: St John's Ambulance Association, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain

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