Summary

St John's Ambulance tourniquet. Tourniquets were traditionally applied to snake bite victims between the bite and the heart to keep the venom away from the circulation. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.

Physical Description

Tourniquet and instruction leaflet. Strap with buckle and 2 wooden attachments (pad and twister)

Significance

Example of equipment kept on hand at CSL for antivenom work

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