H008281 CASED MEDICAL THERMOMETER. (Thermometer mit Kasten)

BACKGROUND: Each Division in the German Army of WWII had Divisional Support units which included a medical unit that normally consisted of two companies, a mobile field hospital and two ambulance platoons. Within these medical units EMís and Junior NCOís with basic medical training acted as medical orderlies or stretcher bearers under the command of Doctors with Officers ranks. The German army also maintained static hospitals in the rear areas for those with more severe wounds and those with the most serious injuries that would require long rehabilitation times would be sent to a hospital in their home military recruiting district within Germany. Generally the German field units preferred to care for their own wounded as much as possible as a convalescents transferred to a rear area static military or home military district hospital could potentially be dispatched to a new unit on their recovery. As a result most of the Divisional medical support units maintained a generous supply of medical equipment and accessories to provide the most favourable "in-house" care as possible. Among the medical equipment and accessories were a wide variety of bandages, wound dressings thermometers and basic first-aid items.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly 13cm tall, liquid-in-glass medical thermometer with a tapered, pointed bottom tip bulb and an inwardly fluted top. The interior of the thermometer has a mercury filled glass bulb attached to a sealed glass tube. The reverse of the internal white glass panel has black printed script which includes, "Maxima 1/10C. 1 Minute". (Maximum 1/10 degrees Celsius in 1 Minute). The thermometer comes housed in its original nickel/silver plated protective brass construction storage and transportation tube. The tube has a removable friction fit top lid. The tube is unmarked. The glass, rounded tip of the thermometer has a small piece broken out of it.  Neat medical accessory.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $60.00

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