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Dressings Gallery

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Choose from 19 pictures in our Dressings collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Sphagnum moss manufactured for surgical dressings, WW1 Featured Print

Sphagnum moss manufactured for surgical dressings, WW1

Page from The War Budget reporting on the use of sphagnum moss, harvested in peat bogs, and processed into antiseptic surgical dressings during the First World War. The photographs were taken at the works of Messrs Ridpath, Brown & Co (though there is no information about where this is located). First picture shows the moss going through sublimation in a trough. The next shows girls shaping the moss in readiness for compression in a 500-ton press into a sheet of synthetic cotton wool. Date: 1915

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