AC Surgical dressings

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AC Surgical dressings - Oxford Wednesday a f t e r n Visited the...
Oxford Wednesday a f t e r n Visited the surgical dressings room of the production division of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, in the Legion building on Baltimore street. This division is under the supervision of Mrs. Leroy Winebrenner. There were some 30-odd women seated at two long tables. Each wore a spotless washable gown and headdress. Before each was a blue print of the folds required in surgical dressings. Carefully, and with meticulous care, each woman placed a small piece of gauze 12 x niches in size on the blue She removed each loose thread or frayed edge. Then, following the blue print design, she carefully folds the gauze, patting or smoothing the folds. After six folds one surgical dressing was completed. * « * For three bouts these women continued this tedious task. Three supervisors carefully inspected each dressing. They OiSt 111 StflCJtS 25, Another supervisor checked the count a second time. Another tied each bundle, again according to instructions, tightening each pack ·with a surgeon's knot, one of the two loose of the string being slightly longer than the other. That's the end of the string the nurse pulls when she opens bundle. * « * There are three sizes of surgical dressings folded by kxsU women. One is 2 x 2 inches. packed 200 in a bundle: inches, packed 4OO in a bundle. and 4 x 8 inches, packed a bundle. A specified number ol bundles is- tighiJy packed in a heavy paper bag. The bag Is sealed and labeled. The label identifies the Red Cross chapter. It also states the size of the dressing in the ba«. the number dressings inside and the date packing. The bags are then packed in large cartons and shipped to an eastern port from where they arc shipped to the batUefronte. Army or Navy hospitals or wherever there is a demand. All this may sound easy and simply. But it is not as easy all that, Every step in the cutting of the gauze, the folding, inspect(Please

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  1. The Gettysburg Times,
  2. 01 Apr 1943, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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