Empty rectangular green painted metal military first aid kit case with hollow base attached to lid by two hinges at back; adjustable bent metal rod handle attached to front; case held closed by hollow cylindrical fasteners on front of base and lid; sliding portion of fasteners missing; interior of …
Empty rectangular green painted metal military first aid kit case with hollow base attached to lid by two hinges at back; adjustable bent metal rod handle attached to front; case held closed by hollow cylindrical fasteners on front of base and lid; sliding portion of fasteners missing; interior of base divided into one large L-shaped section and one small rectangular section in front proper right corner; two rectangular metal clips on back interior of lid; item information appears on top exterior of lid in white lettering along with large cross shape.
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Belonged to donor’s father, Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson, MD.; issued to him for one-year tour of duty in Korean War in 1952.
circa 1950 - 1952
The Korean War was from 1950 - 1953; Lieutenant Colonel Davidson served in Korea in 1952
paint: green, white
Stenciled on top exterior of lid in white paint; “8-1000 // OUTFIT FIRST AID // GENERAL LARGE”
Storage Room 0010
Unit Of Measure
measurments while case is closed
Minor corrosion all over, and major corrosion on back hinges and front fasteners; fastener cylinders missing from front proper right; all sliding portions of fasteners missing; major areas of loss to paint layer on interior bottom and exterior edges; major scratching and abrasion all over; small white spots all over exterior surfaces; minor fading of lettering on top of lid
Donor file (018.014)
“The Korean War.” Veterans Affairs Canada, Government of Canada, 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
“First Aid.” Merriam-Webster, 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
Lieutenant Colonel Allan M. Davidson was a medical officer in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; this first aid kit was issued to him while serving as Commanding Officer and Surgical Specialist of Canadian Field Surgical Team in Korea during the Korean War in 1952; Lt. Col. Davidson had a distinguished military and medical career, holding chief and head surgical positions at several hospitals in Canada and around the world; in addition to his service in Korea, Lt. Col. Davidson was also posted to Japan; he served in Egypt at the United Nations Hospital Middle East in 1957, the Gaza Strip, and represented the Surgeon General as Canadian Forces Medical Liaison Officer with The Surgeon General U. S. Army in Washington D. C. from 1962 to 1964; Lt. Col. Davidson retired from the military in 1970 and entered civilian practice in Peterborough, Ontario.
The Korean War was fought between forces supporting the communist government of North Korea and those supporting the democratic government of South Korea between 1950 and 1953; it was one of the first major conflicts of the Cold War era; Canada, along with the United States and other United Nations forces supported South Korea, while North Korea received military aid from China; over 26 000 Canadians were deployed over the course of the conflict; 7 000 Canadians served in Korea following the end of active conflict in 1953, and all Canadian military personnel withdrew by 1957.
First Aid is a broad term that refers to aid or treatment of the sick or injured before full medical treatment can be received; First Aid kits are designed to provide easy access to a variety of medical materials for fast treatment of minor wounds or to stabilize more serious conditions before additional treatment; these skills are especially vital in military situations where quick response to trauma and injuries is vital.