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Iodine ampoule, 1914

Manufactured by W A Whatmough, London, 1914.

Iodine was issued during World War One (1914-1918) as a disinfectant for cleaning wounds and for use during surgery to reduce deaths caused by infection.

Iodine is a chemical element, a stable halogen and was discovered naturally occurring in seaweed in 1811 by the French chemist, Bernard Courtois.

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NAM. 1993-02-186-1


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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