Saturday, February 13, 2016

WWII German Hospital Recreation

This German Army Hospital was one of the first of the educational displays that we entered.  While the American's had better use of antibiotics such as penicillin, the Germans had a better grasp of anti-bacterial and used honey liberally to pack wounds. The metal display on the top left was surgical equipment that was engineered to collapse down into that box on the floor.  The metal trays were all colanders so that they could dip trays, tools and all in alcohol for sterilization.

Samples of German medical supplies. Many of which were plant based.
The pharmacist demonstrated how pills were made. The herbs such as chamomile were finely ground in a mortar and pestle and pounded into a paste. He showed the pill roller and measurements as well.

1 comment:

Angela McRae said...

How interesting about the Germans and their medical supplies. With health care costs rising, many of my friends are suddenly rediscovering an interest in herbal remedies. (Which I frankly think are a great place to start anyway!)