WORLD WAR ONE US ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FIELD SURGICAL
This World War One US Army Medical Department Surgical
Instrument Field Sterilizer is a beautiful, nickeled
instrument, measuring 2 5/8” high, 1 ¾ “ wide and 1”
deep, and is stamped on the bottom, “U.S.A. M.D.
Pioneer, New York, N.Y.”.
These sterilizers were likely issued to doctors and
corpsmen on the front lines and could have easily been
carried in either the officer or enlisted medical
equipment belts. The top lid lifts to expose the
instrument tray. The front panel drops to access the
alcohol burner with its own fuel reservoir. The cap on
the burner unscrews to expose the wick.
This specimen is complete, and while appears to have
been issued and carried, it is in excellent condition
with a clean, unburned wick, and it will be an
attractive addition to your World War One Medical
display or collection.