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.|
World War I