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Catalog Number 00230.006
Object Name Bandage
Description Heel ring. One piece of gauze tightly wrapped in shape of doughnut. End sewn into wrap. 2" x 4.5" dia. Handwritten card "Heel Ring, 5 in package"
Heel rings used to prop heel of patient to prevent bed sores and blisterings.

...the work of Miss Thora M. Brookings of Woodward, Iowa done during World War I and part of her course in instruction in Red Cross surgical dressings.
Cost of materials about $4.00 (for entire collection) @1917-1918.
Documents the home front war special services and war relief activities.
Source Brookings, Miss Thora M.
Received Date 03/01/1942
Collection WW I
Search Terms World War I
Red Cross