Individual Medical Jungle Kit, M-1; Davis Emergency Equipment Co. Inc; 1942; WY....


Individual Medical Jungle Kit, M-1

About this object

This is a United States Military M-1 Jungle First Aid Kit. The United States Military provided one to each of their troops serving in the Pacific in 1942.

The M-1 Kit came with standard issue equipment but on occasion men modified their kits to suit the conditions they were serving in. Our kit contains:

Repellent, Insect, 1oz, 2 Bottles (one mostly used)
Athlete's Foot Solution (Frazer's Solution), 1oz, 1 Bottle (empty)
Tablet, Water Purification, Individual (Halazone), 1 Bottle
Quinine Sulfate, 1 Bottle
One unidentifiable empty bottle, either Quinine Sulfate or Aspirin
Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin), 1 Bottle (Empty)
Foot Powder, 2oz, 1 canister
Iodine, 2CC, 2 vials (one empty)
Plaster, Adhesive, 1-Inch by 5 Yards, 1 Box
Dressing, First Aid, Small, White, 1
Sodium Chloride and Dextrose Tablets (Salt Tablets), 1 Box
Toothache Drops. Nyal Company (Empty)
Sulfadiazine, Lederle (Antibiotic)
Sulfanilamide sterilized

About the Kit:

After the initial Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942, the U.S. Military realised that soldiers required an appropriate medical kit for the dangerous terrain in which they were fighting in the pacific. The U.S. Army Medical Department filled this need by creating the Individual Medical Jungle Kit M-1.

The M-1 Jungle Kit consisted of a roll up canvas bag with 15 pocket compartments to house a soldier's medical provisions. It quickly became apparent that even though the kit was designed for the jungle, it was fragile, heavy and impractical for combat conditions. The M-2 Kit replaced the M-1. Salt tablets were removed from the new kit which was expanded to include morphine, scissors and a thermometer.

The M-1 Jungle Kit is very rare and is usually only found as the roll with no contents.


Davis Emergency Equipment Co. Inc

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Place Made

North and Central America, United States, New York State, New Jersey, Monmouth County, East Newark

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organic, processed material, textile, canvas
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, card
inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed materiel, synthetic, plastic
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy?

Inscription and Marks

Makers mark: 'David Emergency Equipment Co. Inc'
Accession number in black pen on side of pocket close to the tie: 'WY9342'.


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Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War Two

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